brian perko

Brian Perko, Partner

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Law Practice
Brian joined Sather, Byerly and Holloway, LLP in 2002, and became a partner in 2006. He focuses his practice on defending employers and insurers in workers’ compensation, OSHA and employment related matters.

Law Practice (continued…)

Following his 1978 admission to the Oregon State Bar, Brian prosecuted numerous criminal cases as a Deputy District Attorney for Multnomah County through 1980. From 1980 through 1997, he worked as an associate attorney and later as a partner at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, LLP and then Hoffman, Hart & Wagner, LLP, where Brian’s practice focused on defending insured and self-insured employers in industrial injury and occupational disease cases. From 1998 through 2002, he served as corporate counsel for the region’s largest automobile retailer, resolving employment, consumer protection and business practice issues.

Professional Activities

Member of the Oregon State Bar; United States District Court, District of Oregon; Workers’ Compensation Sections of the Oregon State Bar; and the Workers’ Compensation Claims Association.


Willamette University College of Law, J.D. (1978); Willamette University, B.A., magna cum laude (1975); Wilson High School (Portland, OR) (1971).

Charitable & Civic Activities

Multnomah Athletic Club Board of Trustees 1995-1998; Multnomah Athletic Foundation 1996-2006; Oregon Forum 1990-Present; Portland Golf Club 1995-Present; Jesuit High School Athletics Volunteer 1995-2011; Les Schwab Northwest Shootout Volunteer 1996-2011; Fred Meyer Challenge Volunteer 1988-2002; St. Mary’s Home for Boys Mentor 2002-2006.


Born in Portland, Oregon. Married with two grown children and five grandchildren.


Brian Perko