State of Oregon, 2009
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2007 (inactive)
United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 2013
J.D., Western New England University School of Law
B.A. History/Political Science, Salem College
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
▶ 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.