Richard Sly

Richard A. Sly

Richard has litigated more than 7,000 social security claims with 45 years of experience in the field. 

After spending nearly 45 years representing claimants before the Social Security Administration, Mr. Sly has officially retired from the practice of law as of 12/31/2020. Mr. Sly will always continue to be a closer personal friend to Evans Disability. We continue to celebrate all that he has done for his clients and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Richard is a graduate of Willamette College of Law, Class of 1963. His exclusive practice in the past 15 years has been in the field of Social Security Disability and SSI advocacy. Richard’s primary practice from 1975 has been plaintiff’s personal Injury and Workers Compensation litigation along with the Social Security/SSI practice.

Between 1963 and 1975, he was a timber taxation and home builder’s counsel, and he did some criminal defense. In that period, Richard was also a Deputy District Attorney for Multnomah County, prosecuting felony cases and defending the county in civil litigation.

As an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oregon, Richard defended Workers Compensation cases before returning to private practice in 1975.

Richard has litigated more than 7,000 Social Security claims. Richard is a Portland native and has proudly represented disability clients throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington before the Social Security Administration.

Richard is big fan of the Oregon Ducks. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1957. Richard was a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives.

When Richard is not cheering for the Ducks or working tirelessly for his clients, you can probably find him hanging out with his family or at a local jazz concert. Check out his longtime personal practice which has now merged into Evans Disability.