Education

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

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; she has engaged in state and national lobbying for updating laws for fiduciaries and vulnerable adults. And, Blachly is also a frequent law blogger for Samuels Yoelin Kantor’s successful SamuelsLawBlog.com.

Since 2014, she has been recognized as an Oregon Super Lawyers in the areas of Trust and Estate Litigation. Only 5% of Oregon attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers; these attorneys have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In 2014, she was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services. And in 2016, Blachly was appointed to the Oregon Commission on Uniform State Law; the commission works on nonpartisan proposed litigation to “bring clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law”. She was named a 2015 Portland Business Journal “Woman of Influence”. In addition, Blachly was “described by a peer as ‘very thorough,’ and is well known in the Oregon legal community for her expertise in fiduciary litigation,” in the Chambers High Net Worth 2016 publication.