Blair E. McCrory, Attorney

Blair is a member of Dunn Carney’s litigation, insurance defense, and construction teams. Blair has extensive experience defending builders, developers, and design professionals in construction defect matters. Growing up in a household heavily involved in the construction industry, Blair was frequently surrounded by builders and contractors, giving her a deep appreciation of the unique issues facing the industry. She also works on a wide variety of insurance coverage and commercial litigation matters, including products liability, contract disputes, and collections, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. She takes the time to get to know each of her clients and their business so she can provide the most practical, cost efficient solution to their dispute. Blair has negotiated numerous positive settlements for clients at mediation, obtaining the most favorable results possible while at the same time helping clients avoid costly, protracted litigation.

Blair spends her free time playing kickball and softball, bowling, golfing, exploring Portland’s restaurant scene, spending time with family, friends, and her pets, and passionately rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes (Go Hawks!) and Chicago Bears (Bear down!). She also helps manage the firm softball team and runs Dunn Carney’s annual Multnomah CourtCare campaign.

Recent Results:

  • 2013: Successfully argued summary judgment motion getting client dismissed and recovering attorney fees in multi-million dollar construction defect case
  • 2013: $750,000 verdict in favor of plaintiffs following five-week trial. 12 person jury found multi-national agricultural feed supplier liable for providing toxic feed to Tillamook dairy farm. Article in the Tillamook County Pioneer-Tillamook County jury finds Land O’ Lakes liable for the deaths of local dairy cows

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008
    • Animal Law, Legislative Review Editor, 2007–2008
  • Bradley University, B.A., Advertising, 2004  Peoria, IL

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2008
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Fellowship
  • Scholar List
  • Moot Court First Year Appellate Brief Competition Top Honors

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Council,
    • Vice-Chair, New Lawyers Practice Group