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Brandy D Pirtle-Guiney

Business Attorney at Portland, OR

4.9   19 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 15 years
    Massachusetts - MA 17 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Brandy

Learn Brandy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    Work in partnership with progressive small businesses to help them stay compliant with the myriad of state and federal employment laws affecting their operations. Draft policies and handbooks; conduct internal investigations; advise on discipline/termination issues, OFLA/FMLA, classifications, wage/hour issues; draft contracts and agreements for business operations.

    12 years

  2. Employment and labor
    25%
    Employment contracts, non-competition/solicitation agreements and employee classification issues. No litigation.

    19 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    10%

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    10%

  5. Limited liability company (LLC)
    10%

  6. Partnership
    10%

  7. Mergers and acquisitions
    5%

For over a decade, Brandy has worked with businesses and individuals to provide the support they need to navigate the working world.

Brandy began her legal career with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and after moving to Oregon served as a civil rights investigator for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. For a number of years, she represented employees in discrimination, wage and hour, and unemployment claims in private practice. 

Over the years Brandy noticed a trend: many of the disputes she worked to resolve had their root in instances where employers didn’t act maliciously towards their employees but simply did not know that their actions were unlawful. Brandy realized that if she could work with business owners who wanted to do the right thing but needed proactive guidance, she could help business owners and employees by avoiding disputes and creating better workplaces for all.

With that belief and a commitment to helping both businesses and employees thrive, Brandy founded Pirtle-Guiney Law LLC to work with small businesses and individuals from across Oregon who are looking for personalized legal support that is effective, straightforward, and forward-thinking. She loves being a problem solver for her clients and watching their careers and businesses grow.

Brandy brings her legal expertise and commitment to equity and justice to her community involvement as well. She currently serves as the President of the Board of Pride Foundation, a regional community foundation that has invested more than $70 million to build a better, safer, and more equitable world for LGTBQ+ individuals. Drawing on her professional experience, she helped negotiate the merger between Pride Foundation and Oregon’s Equity Foundation in 2016.

Brandy lives in NE Portland with her wife, their young son and his kitten Hamilton, and a city flock of chickens. She’s a fan of the Boston Red Sox but can’t wait for MLB in PDX.

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Location

Pirtle-Guiney Law LLC
PO Box 11225
Portland, OR, 97211

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Mary | April 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Skilled, Professonal, Attentive
I hired Brandy last summer to represent me during an unexpected and overwhelming life event. She negotiated an appropriate severance with my former employer, and I am so thankful for Brandy's representation. She helped me navigate an extremely uncomfortable situation, and I am so glad I hired her because she ensured I was treated fairly and received the appropriate compensation that I deserved. She worked hard for me, and I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Zane | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt and deliverable
Brandy was very prompt in her responses and handling of the issue. She got me more compensation than I was expecting. Highly recommend!
Posted by Deanna | October 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent help with starting up a business
I worked with Brandy to set up my business - she helped me form my LLC and get other documentation in order with the state. In addition, she supplied a number of contracts and materials that I could use when working with clients or my own contractors. People who I worked with after Brandy and I were done were impressed by how prepared I was for everything from doing an S-Corp election as an LLC to contract negotiations. I was impressed as well! Growing a business is a series of challenges, and working with Brandy helped me cut right through several of those challenges.
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Posted by Marissa | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Severance Package dispute quickly resolved
When I was downsized from my company, I contacted Brandy about getting a larger severance package. I believed I had been wrongly terminated due to my status as a pregnant woman. As there was also a change in HR as I was leaving, she worked efficiently to reach out the new corporate HR representative and communicate our concerns. We worked together to discuss my priorities and resolve my severance concerns and increase my offer.
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Posted by William | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contract Review
Ms. Pirtle-Guiney was incredibly helpful in the review of a contract. I came to her with a contract that I had written that needed review to ensure that it would be legally binding and covered the appropriate situations. Ms. Pirtle-Guiney was very helpful, knowledgeable, and prompt.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dedicated, present, and good listener
I was surprised when Brandy returned my phone call after business hours to say that we could talk then or reschedule for another time. She was very helpful and kind in offering advice about a hostile employment situation. She is even willing to review a paragraph that I will be writing to my place of employment to rescind a previously signed Release Of Information at no additional charge. She seems to be focused on building lasting professional relationships instead of burning through single contacts and over inflated fees. I would consider consulting with her again and even hiring her in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Patient, knowlegeable
My experience with Brandy was ideal. She was prompt & informative, and she steered me away from missteps in a clear and empathetic way. Her fee was very reasonable, especially considering that her services were required for longer than expected by either of us. On top of assisting me with the issue at hand, she also offered advice and assistance regarding another concern that I had mentioned, at no cost. I would definitely seek her consult again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended - professional, competent and ethical attorney
As someone always recognized as a "stellar employee" I never thought I'd need an attorney. Things changed when I was fired from my job after informing my boss I was pregnant. Brandy went above and beyond my expectations. As a result of her extensive knowledge of employment law, she helped me win a fair separation agreement with my former employer. She even pushed for additional compensation to cover vacation days. I would enthusiastically recommend Brandy without any hesitation. During dark times it can be difficult to speak out - words can't convey what a relief it was to have Brandy in my corner.
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Posted by Anne | September 15, 2014
Unemployment hearing
Brandy is very knowledge about all kinds of issues. I had Brandy help me with my unemployment appeal. She put me at ease and I did win my appeal. I would hire Brandy again for sure.
Posted by Patrice | September 12, 2014
Excellence from Beginning to End
I always think of Brandy and Davis Law office when legal issues arise. With the world being so policy driven, it can be difficult to know ones rights. Brandy was efficient, her support staff were in the know on my case, and I got the desired results that I sought after. Because of their office, my son was able to complete his year at school more successfully. I am eternally grateful and have recommended their services to my co-worker, friends, and family.
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Posted by Joe Field | March 8, 2014
Helping felons with their rights
Being an ex felon is hard when you try to assimilate into the world as a productive human but when I was told I couldn't volunteer with my son Brandy saw the un fairness and violation of rights and helped me fight a school district to get them restored. They were.. She is a very amazing and smart lawyer and I am glad that I have her on my side. Thanks Brandy
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Posted by Lin | October 22, 2013
settlement of compensation for belongings
Brandy helped me with my issue with school about my belongings. I needed a lawyer to represent me to request for compensation for the loss of my stuff from school and Brandy was really helpful and efficient. It was a pleasure working with her.
Posted by Joe | October 17, 2013
helping felons
Brandy help me with getting my rights restored with a school district to volunteer with my children. They denied me because I had a felony record but allowed a well known man volunteer when he had a felony also. Thanks Brandy
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2013
Great legal services for my small business
Davis Law provides legal services to my 10 person business, and I have been very impressed with each interaction. Their lawyers are talented and detail oriented. I feel like they have my best interests at heart, they even frequently recommend to me that I take a course of action that will lead to *less* billable time for them!
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2013
A real advocate
I hired Brandy and Davis Law Firm pretty much at the last minute to represent me in a progress hearing at a local university. Brandy, Risa, and the entire staff at Davis Law Office went above and beyond to put me at ease. Brandy worked tirelessly to put together an amazing letter that had just the right tone, and that I think ensured my success in the hearing. Plus, they have a student rate! I would use Brandy and Davis Law Office without hesitation should I need legal representation again.
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Posted by Kristine | April 24, 2013
Unemployment appeal hearing advice
I hired Ms. Pirtle to help me with an unemployment appeal hearing. It was very last minute (same day actually) but they squeezed me into the schedule. Brandi was wonderful! She was full of all the info I needed to make me feel confident during the hearing. She went over what to bring up and what wasn't really so important. She also went over exactly what would happen and how to respond. The experience was pleasant from the moment I walked to her office. The ladies in her office were warm, inviting and her fee was VERY reasonable! I am so lucky to have found her. Thank You so much Brandi Pirtle. Sincerely, KK
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Posted by Maricela | March 16, 2013
Great service,
I am very thankful Brandy D Pirtle assisted me with my case. Brandy put immediate attention to my case. In general David's Law Office were welcoming, flexible and offer affordable prices for students. Being one of them, I greatly appreciate your hard work, dedication, and professionalism.
Response from Brandy Pirtle-Guiney March 19, 2013
Thank you for the kind words, Maricela. We at Davis Law Offices were thrilled that we were able to help you reach such a successful resolution to your issue. Best of luck to you in the future.
Posted by Cameron | February 20, 2013
Brandy Pirtle- Integrity, Knowledge, Justice
I met Brandy in an informal setting, where I happened to be lamenting my educational situation with the Oregon University System. I received her business card, and called the Davis Law Office the very next day in order to receive legal support to qualify for in-state tuition at Portland State University. The assistant who answered the phone was helpful and respectful, and I was able to connect with Brandy within the following week. With a very limited timeframe, Brandy was receptive to my specific legal needs, and assisted me in drafting a legal argument to the Interinstitutional Residency Committee. After testifying to the Board and submitting the professional letter, I received word that my residency was accepted. I believe that Brandy was integral to making that happen.
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Posted by Rodney | January 15, 2015
Helpful with a unique situation
We had a unique situation that other professionals, including an attorney, would not handle simply because it was unusual. While it was unusual, it was something that was doable. Brandy & her team thought it through & realized it made professional & business sense to say "Yes". Much appreciated!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Pirtle-Guiney Law LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Davis Law Offices LLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Senior Civil Rights Investigator
  • Bureau of Labor and Industries
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Contract Attorney
  • Litigation Information Management - eDiscovery
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Ryneal & Ryneal PC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Case Screener
  • ACLU of Western Massachusetts
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Compliance Officer/Legal
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Western New England College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Salem College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Labor Commissioner Complaints
  • Substantial Evidence Determinations issued in both cases

Associations

  • Oregon Womens Lawyers
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Moebius Syndrome Foundation's Portland Conference
  • Navigating the Workplace with Moebius Syndrome
  • 2019
  • Public Forum on Proposed Eugene Sick Time Ordinance
  • Understanding Protected Sick Time
  • 2014
  • VOIS May Networking Event
  • The Crossroads of ADA Accommodation and Protected Leave
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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Employment and labor Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brandy is a great attorney who takes the time to really listen to her clients. She has built a strong team that works together very hard to meet her clients' goals."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first worked with Brandy at the Bureau of Labor and Industries and then we worked together in a small firm setting. I have known Brandy for years now and she continues to impress me with her knowledge, passion and dedication to each legal matter she tackles. She has a calm, compassionate and candid way of interacting with her clients. I would highly recommend Brandy as an advisor to any small business, especially with regard to employment matters. She will help you build a business you can be proud of and ensure your employees are productive and thriving while they improve your bottom line."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Brandy at the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries and currently work with her at Davis Law Offices LLC. Brandy has a thorough knowledge of employment law, as well as business, civil rights, and students' rights issues. She uses this expertise to vigorously advocate for her clients. Her dedication and passion for the law is evident as she champions for equal rights in her work and in her everyday life. If you feel that you are being discriminated against at work, school, or elsewhere, Brandy is the attorney you want on your side."
Business Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Brandy from 2008 - 2009. She is hardworking, intelligent, and has an amazing memory. She is honest, but is also sensitive to her client's needs. I would recommend her any legal matter, but especially for a business or employment law matter. I regularly refer business to her."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I previously worked with Brandy Pirtle. She is very knowledgeable and committed to her area of practice. I highly recommend her."