Tory Macpherson joins Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson
October 1, 2009 - Firm continues growth with addition of new partner.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson is pleased to announce that Victoria
Macpherson has joined the firm beginning October 1, 2009. With over 20 years focusing on
employee benefits law, Tory comes to Bullard Law as a partner, where she will continue to
concentrate her practice in this area. Tory enjoys the complexity and intellectual challenge of
employee benefits law and she also appreciates the opportunity to work closely with clients and
other professionals in a practical, problem-solving capacity.
Tory began her legal career at Miller Nash in 1989, after serving as judicial clerk to the
Honorable W. Michael Gillette of the Oregon Supreme Court. From 1995 – 1999, she served as
an assistant attorney general in the General Counsel Division of the Oregon Department of
Justice, where she advised the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System and the Public
Employees Benefit Board. Tory returned to Miller Nash in 1999, after the four year absence,
and again concentrated her practice on employee benefits law. She continued to serve as a
Special Attorney General for several years, assisting the Oregon Department of Justice with
employee benefits issues. Tory also worked closely with the Oregon Legislature to develop
legislation that resulted in the 2003 PERS reforms.
Tory joins the current partners at Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson in one of the premier
management labor and employment law firms in the Pacific Northwest. The firm has served
more than 3,700 clients throughout the United States in both the private and public sectors. The
firm is also Oregon's exclusive member of the Worklaw ® Network – a nationwide network of
independent law firms focused exclusively on representing management in labor and
employment law matters.
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