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Gregory S. McElroy

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation, Oil & Gas

Gregory McElroy

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About Me

Environmental law, land use, and litigation in Seattle and throughout eastern Washington.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 50%
    30 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 30%
    30 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    30 years
  4. Oil & Gas: 5%
    23 years


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Contact Info

McElroy Law Firm, PLLC.

6900 E Green Lake Way N, #123
Seattle, WA, 98115-7511



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Seattle's Top Rated LawyersALM Legal Leaders2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Rated Lawyers Energy, Environmental & Natural ResourcesThe American Lawyer2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
International Moot CourtUniversity of Minnesota1985
Fellowship National FinalistDanforth Foundation1976
ScholarshipAlcoa Foundation1975

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberMcElroy Law Firm, PLLC1995 - Present
Cable, Haagensen, Benedict, Lybeck & McElroy1992 - 1995
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt1990 - 1992
Halverson & Applegate, PS1985 - 1990
Senior Regulatory EngineerRockwell Hanford Operations1980 - 1981
Executive DirectorYakima Valley Conference of Governments1977 - 1980

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2015 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Washington Cattlemen's AssociationChoice Member1997 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Saddle Mountain Minerals, L.L.C. v. JoshiReversed on Appeal
Maughan et al. v. Santiago Bridgewater EstatesReversed by Washington Court of Appeals Div. III
Jungers et al. v Grant County PUD et al.Summary Judgment for Client

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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Cattlemen’s Association"Water Rights: Legal Procedures and Practical Considerations"1998
Unknown“Recent Developments in Water Rights and Litigation"1997

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Central Washington UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
EARTH, AIR, FIRE & WATER: Making Your Property Rights Pay without Selling the Farm*Energy and Natural Resource Development2008
Washington Cattlemen's AssociationLegal Ethics in Multi-Party Water Rights Litigation1998
Washington Wine Institute Annual Meeting“Water Rights for Viniculture: Four Challenges, Seven Solutions"1997
NW Envirocon National Environmental Seminar (Houston)"Environmental Law for Contractors"1995
NW Envirocon National Environmental Seminar (Chicago)"Environmental Law for Owners, Operators & Contractors"1994