Garry Bullard has strong roots in labor law. His father was a railroad worker and active in the United Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. During law school at Northwestern University, Garry spent summers working at a steel rolling mill just south of Chicago. He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America and learned first-hand about organized labor.
After graduation, Garry was recruited by the firm now known as Stoel Rives and began working in the labor law field. On his first assignment, he was part of the legal team working on the famous Portland newspaper strike in 1959. When the Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act passed in 1973, Garry’s interest in public sector law began. In 1977, Garry and a couple colleagues set out to start their own labor and employment law firm, today known as Bullard Law.
Before his retirement, Garry had represented a wide range of private and public sector clients. He specialized in collective bargaining, arbitrations, and represented clients before the National Labor Relations Board and the Employment Relations Board. Garry currently serves as the mayor of Manzanita, Oregon.