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As an eighth grader Mike McClory told his slightly skeptical teacher that he planned to attend the University of Notre Dame and that he would eventually be a lawyer. Mike did both. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1986 (B.A. in English) and from Notre Dame Law School in 1989.

Mike began his legal career in California.  Working with several national firms, he gained valuable experience in the areas of employment litigation, employer counseling, and affirmative action /OFCCP compliance for government contractors.  At the beginning of 1997 Mike joined Bullard Law.  He and his family have loved the move to Oregon.

Mike values collaboration with his clients. Through active and ongoing conversation, Mike's goal is to help his clients find the right compliance strategies, to work through personnel issues, and to minimize their involvement in unnecessary adversarial matters. His employment practice includes disability and reasonable accommodation counseling, termination/employee performance counseling, discrimination and harassment law litigation, employee/employer contracts, and affirmative action/OFCCP compliance.

Away from work, Mike volunteers his time in a number of areas. Currently, he is the Board President for the Oregon/Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group. Previously, he served eight years on the NWEEO/Affirmative Action Association Board of Directors. Mike served as the Bullard Law Team Captain for the Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger Annual Drive to benefit the Oregon Food Bank from 2001-2015.

Mike also has been active in the Lake Oswego community.  In addition to serving as a recreational soccer and basketball coach, he also has served the Lake Oswego School District as an appointed member of the Legal Budget, School Reconfiguration, and School Consolidation committees. Mike likes to watch Notre Dame football, but to relax enjoys vacationing with his family, watching movies and reading novels.

Mike McClory is author and editor of The Bullard Edge, Bullard Law’s employment law blog.


  • Following ADA Leave Decision 'Huge Mistake' Outside 7th Circuit - Society for Human Resource Management, November 2017
  • $275,000 Awarded for Harassment Despite Employer’s Investigation – Society for Human Resource Management, January 2017


  • Supreme Court Sides With EEOC In “Hijab” Religious Discrimination Case - Bullard Alert, June 2015


  • Future Journal: 2013 Workplace Issues That Will Continue to Be Significant Stories in 2014 - Bullard Alert, January 2014


  • Oregon, Washington and California Announce Minimum Wage Increase for 2014 – Bullard Alert, September 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court Narrowly, but Precisely, Defines "Supervisor" and "Tangible Employment Action" for Purposes of Title VII Workplace Harassment Claims – Bullard Alert: Harassment Update, June 2013
  • Termination of Deputy Sheriff After Stroke Did Not Violate ADA – Society for Human Resource Management, June 2013
  • Ask the Expert: Is There a Right to Telecommute? – Portland Business Journal, May 2013
  • NLRB in Chaos: President Obama Nominates Three More to the Board; A Total of Five Nominees Await Senate Action – Bullard Alert, April 2013
  • Paid Medical Leave Among the Bills Being Considered by the Oregon Legislature – Bullard Alert, February 2013
  • Washington's New Marijuana Law Should Not Immediately Affect Employers There – Coast River Business Journal, February 2013


  • Employee Who Could Not Work Overtime Was Not Disabled Under ADA – Society for Human Resource Management, March 2012
  • President Obama Fills NLRB with Recess Appointments – Bullard Alert, January 2012


  • 2012 Will See Large Minimum Wage Increases in Oregon and Washington – Bullard Alert, December 2011
  • NLRB's Notice of Employee Rights Under the NLRA Will be Available for Download in 28 Languages – Bullard Alert, December 2011
  • Employers Beware: Termination Following Medical Leave is Risky – Special Districts Association of Oregon, October 2011
  • Employers Beware: Termination Following Medical Leave is Risky – Bullard Alert, September 2011
  • Bankruptcy Information and Credit History Almost Always Should Play No Role in Employment Decisions – Bullard Alert, June 2011


  • 7th Circuit: Mixed Motive Claims Require Direct or Circumstantial Evidence of Discrimination – Society for Human Resource Management, December 2010
  • Oregon Supreme Court Holds that Oregon Disability Discrimination Law Does not Require Employers to Accommodate the Medical use of Marijuana – Bullard Alert, April 2010


  • The Employment Provisions of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Are Now in Effect – Bullard Alert, November 2009
  • 1st Circuit: Inconsistent Explanations for Termination Cited in Reversal of Judgment – Society for Human Resource Management, November 2009


  • ADA Amendments Act Will Redefine Disability – Bullard Alert, October 2008
  • EEO-1 Survey Filing Deadline Fast Approaching – Bullard Alert, September 2008
  • Employers Should Exercise Caution in Dealing with Medical Marijuana Users, – Society for Human Resource Management, June 2008


  • Changes and Reminders: Minimum Wages, Pay Deductions for Weather-Related Absences – Bullard Alert, December 2007
  • Federal Minimum Wage Will Change in July – Bullard Alert, May 2007
  • News 7th Circuit: Medical History was Enough to Put ER on Notice of Need for FMLA Leave – Society for Human Resource Management, January 2007


  • When to Return Service Members to Civilian Work Following Weekend Military Training – HR Answers, September 2006
  • Supreme Court Establishes "Reasonable Worker" Standard for Proving Unlawful Retaliation – Bullard Alert, June 2006
  • Title VII Update: Stray Remarks by Decision-Maker May Lead to Liability for Unlawful Race Discrimination – Bullard Alert, February 2006
  • Off-Hours Travel Time to Require Counseling Is Time Worked – Society for Human Resource Management, January 2006


  • Oregon, Washington Raise Minimum Wage – Bullard Alert: Minimum Wage Update, December 2005
  • Sex Harassment Update: 9th Circuit Holds That Gender-Specific Bullying May be Sex Harassment in Violation of Title VII – Bullard Alert, September 2005
  • Employers Beware: Personality Tests May Have Mean Streak - Law Journal, August 2005
  • Tennessee Nixes Non-Compete Agreements for Physicians - HR Magazine, July 2005
  • Work-Triggered Allergic Itch is Not a Substantial Limitation on Sleeping - Society for Human Resource Management Association, February 2005


  • Marijuana in the Workplace: 10 Quick Hits - WRIPMA HR Annual Conference, April 2017 


  • New Oregon Employment Laws for 2016 + Portland’s Ban the Box Ordinance - Oregon and Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group, December 2015
  • Summer Workshop: How Do You Manage A Changing Workplace? - Bullard Workshop, August 2015
  • Marijuana in the Workplace - Bullard Public Sector Symposium, April 2015


  • Veterans' Preference - Bullard Public Sector Symposium, April 2014


  • "Supporting Our Veterans in the Workplace" - Bullard Roundtable, May 2012
  • Employment Law Issues Related to Veterans Returning from Active Duty - North West Equal Employment Opportunity Seminar, April 2012
  • OFCCP, AAPs and Compliance Strategies - Bullard Roundtable, February 2012


  • Advanced Applicant Tracking Workshop: Learn the Tricks & Traps - Oregon Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group Seminar, February 2011


  • USERR and Returning Vets – Reemployment, Discrimination, and Litigation - Northwest Equal Employment Opportunity Seminar, November 2008
  • What to do When Investigators Attack: Tips for Responding Effectively When EEOC, BOLI or other Agencies Investigate or Audit Employers - Bullard Workshop, June 2008


  • Disability Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process: Plain Language Answers to Common Questions - Northwest Equal Employment Opportunities Seminar, January 2006


  • Advanced AAP/OFCCP Update - Northwest Equal Employment Opportunities Seminar, 2004


  • Affirmative Action After Grutter versus Bollinger - Northwest Equal Employment Opportunities Seminar, September 2003