McKanna Bishop Joffe LLP

Lawyers fighting for labor organizations and workers.

McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP, is a Northwest law firm committed to promoting fair and equitable treatment of all labor organizations and employees under state and federal law. We established our firm in 2001 with a mission to provide high-quality legal support to the labor movement, to labor unions, and to the employees they represent. Our firm has successfully represented labor unions and workers in many landmark cases and labor disputes in the Northwest. Learn more.

Public and Private Sector Labor Law Expertise

Our attorneys represent labor unions and employees in both the public and private sectors.  We advise labor unions on organizing and bargaining strategies, contract grievances, election matters, unfair labor practice complaints, policy and legislation, and many other issues that can arise in employment settings.  If employers do not comply with the law or their labor contracts when they deal with unions and their members, our attorneys help the unions take appropriate legal action.  We also provide training to union representatives and members regarding their legal rights under collective bargaining law and under state and federal statutes.  Our firm’s clients include unions representing educators, professors and academic professionals, school employees, grocery and retail workers, manufacturing workers, warehouse workers, electricians and electrical workers, gas utility workers, plumbers and pipefitters, cement masons, painters and allied trades, roofers, sheet metal workers, health care workers, nurses, firefighters, postal workers, stagehands, musicians, and many others. Learn more.

Legal Representation in Professional Licensing Investigations and Hearings

Our firm also advises, represents and advocates for employees on matters not covered by a union contract. In particular, we advise and represent Oregon employees in investigations and hearings before state licensing agencies, such as the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, Oregon State Board of Nursing, Board of Licensed Social Workers, and others. Learn more.

Collection Counsel for Multi-Employer Trust Funds

McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP also represents multi-employer trust funds (also known as Taft-Hartley trusts, ERISA trust funds or labor-management employee benefit plans) as collection counsel throughout the Northwest. Through this work, we help funds recover unpaid fringe benefit contributions from employers in order to ensure that workers’ benefits are protected. Learn more.

Accessible, Knowledgeable, and Reliable Attorneys

Our attorneys speak at seminars, contribute to treatises and journals, and provide training to various groups on a wide array of employment-related topics. Our offices are located in Portland, Oregon, but our attorneys handle cases throughout Oregon and neighboring states. All of our attorneys are admitted to practice in state and federal court in Oregon. We invite you to review the personal page for each attorney to find out their particular specialties and bar certifications. Learn more. We are proud to provide excellent legal representation at affordable rates. Learn more.

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