Holly Pettit’s practice focuses on the defense of various types of tort actions, including claims against employers, construction claims, claims against insurers and their insureds, product liability, and premises liability claims. Ms. Pettit has particular expertise in insurance coverage disputes. She also has appellate experience in both state and federal courts.


Lewis and Clark College
Northwestern School of Law
J.D., summa cum laude, 2000

Lewis and Clark College
B.A., 1997


Hart Wagner LLP
Associate Attorney, since 2012

Law Office of Holly E. Pettit, Portland, OR
Attorney, Sole Practitioner, 2011-2012

Law Office of Robert J. McGaughey, Portland, OR
Associate Attorney, 2010-2011

Prange Law Group, Portland, OR
Associate Attorney, 2009-2010

Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC, Portland, OR
Associate Attorney, 2002-2008

Oregon Supreme Court, Salem, OR
Law Clerk to Justice Robert D. Durham, 2000-2002

Admitted To Practice

Oregon State Courts, 2000

U.S. District Court: District of Oregon, 2002

United States Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit, 2010

Professional Activities and Associations

Oregon State Bar
Federal Bar
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Women Lawyers

Professional Publications

“The Definitive Guide to Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Oregon”
Contributing Author, National Business Institute, 2006

“Around Oregon”
AdvanceSheet (Oregon Women Lawyers), 2005

“Animal Law Review, Volume Four”
Law Review Member, Animal Law Review, 1998


“Personal Injury Protection and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage,” IISOI, 2003