Education

  • Northwestern School of Law
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • (J.D., 1997)
  • Moot Court Honor Board Graduate
  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • (B.S., Biology 1993)
  • Honors Program Graduate

Victoria Blachly is a fiduciary litigator. 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 she is a frequent law blogger for Samuels Yoelin Kantor’s successful wealthlawblog.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, and a 2015 Portland Business Journal “Woman of Influence.” Victoria was included in the 2016 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.”