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Victoria Blachly is a fiduciary litigator, licensed in Oregon and Washington. She is a trial attorney that represents individual trustees, corporate trustees, beneficiaries, and personal representatives in often difficult and challenging cases including trust and estate litigation, will contests, trust disputes, undue influence, capacity cases, claims of fiduciary breach, financial elder abuse cases, petitioning for court instructions, and contested guardianship and conservatorship cases. Since moving on from her state and then federal clerkships in the 1990’s, she has found reward in helping her clients with complex family situations.
Blachly has been writing for and lecturing at national and state legal seminars pertaining to trusts and estates since 2001; is engaged in state and national lobbying for updating laws for fiduciaries and vulnerable adults; and she is a frequent law blogger for Samuels Yoelin Kantor’s successful SamuelsLawBlog.com. She is an Oregon Super Lawyers for Trust and Estate Litigation, an award only available to 5% of Oregon attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, a Commissioner to the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services, a Uniform Law Commissioner, working on nonpartisan proposed litigation to “bring clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law”. She is a 2015 Portland Business Journal “Woman of Influence,” and in the Chambers High Net Worth annual publications, Blachly was reportedly “described by a peer as ‘very thorough,’ and is well known in the Oregon legal community for her expertise in fiduciary litigation.”