Kathy Peck graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington State University and received her law degree from Willamette University College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington.
Kathy is a well-known lecturer on employment law topics and has published articles for the Oregon State Bar, the Oregon Law Institute, the Bureau of Labor and Industries, the American Arbitration Association and a variety of other organizations. She has also taught employment discrimination as an adjunct professor at Willamette University College of Law. In 2017, Ms. Peck was awarded the National Public Employer Relations Association’s (NPELRA) Pacesetter award for excellence in the field of public sector labor relations. She also received the Oregon Public Employer Labor Relations Association (ORPELRA) award of excellence in 2016 acknowledging her longstanding dedication and achievement in the development of positive labor-management relations.
She is one of 15 Oregon attorneys and less than 1500 attorneys nationwide to be inducted into the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. She has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers in employment law and was selected by her peers to be included in “The Best Lawyers in America.” She has also been selected by Oregon Super Lawyers and the Portland Monthly as one of the metro area’s “recommended” attorneys for every year since inception. She was named by Best Lawyers® as a 2020 Lawyer of the Year.
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women lawyers selected Ms. Peck for the inaugural edition exclusively for women attorneys who have received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. She is rated AV, the highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell, for over 20 years.