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Ellen Davies Gregory

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Richmond, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 28 years
    California - CA 34 years
    Illinois - IL 33 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1995
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1990
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ellen

Learn Ellen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Environmental and natural resources
    Soil and groundwater contamination, vapor intrusion, real estate transfers with environmental issues, corporate transactions involving environmental compliance or enforcement, administrative appeals in environmental and occupational, safety and health cases, insurance recovery for environmental claims, underground storage tanks and state tank fund recoveries, contaminated dredged material, hazardous material and waste handling, treatment and disposal, OSHA compliance and enforcement cases

    34 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Occupational, safety and health compliance and enforcement

    34 years

  3. Real estate
    Property transfers involving environmental issues

    34 years

I have over 30 years of experience at large regional, national, and international corporate law firms.  I specialize in matters involving soil and groundwater contamination and also have extensive experience in occupational safety and health (OSHA) compliance.  In Califoria, I also have a vibrant landlord tenant practice, representing landlords and tenants throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  

I have practiced and am licensed in three states:  California, Illinois, and Indiana.   My large firm background includes time at Parker, Milliken, Clark, O'Hara & Samuelian (Los Angeles, CA); Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson (Chicago, IL); Jones Day (Chicago, IL); and Ice Miller LLP (Indianapolis, IN).   Over the course of my career, I have represented dozens of Fortune 500 companies as well as small companies, local governments, small family businesses, and individuals.  I have represented employers in over a dozen workplace fatality cases, and have assisted clients with environmental, safety and health enforcement cases, compliance audits, and in numerous litigated cases.

My goal during my representations is to provide the client with competent but affordable legal advice, and to come up with creative ways to help my clients handle their legal problems with as little financial impact to their bottom line as possible.


Ellen Gregory Law
1612 Northshore Drive
Richmond, CA, 94804

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Posted by Nichol | February 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation & very responsive
Ellen assisted me in a dispute with new landlords that were forcing me out of my apartment due to them wanting to occupy it for themselves. She was the authoritative voice that I needed to argue on my behalf and her effort resulted in me living in a better housing situation than my former one - x10!
Posted by Lois | January 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Ellen Gregory : above and beyond
Ellen Gregory helped me get through a complex situation with a co-lessee with whom I was parting ways. She was professional and knowledgeable throughout, but compassionate and understanding of the difficulty of my situation. I highly recommend her for any housing dispute on which you need consultation or representation
Posted by Kris | May 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best and most sincere lawyer I’ve had
I hired Ellen to work on a landlord dispute I was having. From the moment I contacted her she was all over it. I’ve never trusted lawyers before, however, you can rest assured with Ellen Gregory. She’s up front, she works tirelessly, she’s smart, knowledgeable and I can go for daddy’s calling out her great attributes. If you need a good honest lawyer look no further. You won’t be disappointed with Ellen Gregory!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable help from someone who cared
I hired Ellen to write a letter allowing me to withhold rent so that I can move on to a better landlord situation. She was attentive, thorough, compassionate, and very helpful.
Posted by Rodney | August 30, 2010
Ellen D. Gregory
Ellen coordinated an intensive, detail oriented project for a governmental unit that our firm was involved with. With Ellen's leadership and cooperation, we were able to accumulate and index over 10 years of invoices for the client. This information was then used to help the client in a venture with the government. In addition, as part of the engagement, we needed to review well over 8 years of detail provided by the government on this particular project. By using this information, the client was able to show their contributions to the project.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Sole Proprietor
  • Ellen Gregory Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Sances Law
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Of Counsel
  • Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Project Attorney
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • 1997 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Jones Day
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Parker, Milliken, Clark, O'Hara & Samuelian
  • 1989 - 1990
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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Princeton University
  • undergraduate
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • East Chicago Waterway Management District
  • Ongoing
  • Shiel Sexton Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Site redeveloped and used as office building
  • Indianapolis Casting (Navistar) OSHA Enforcement
  • Settled with IOSHA
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  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1989 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006


  • Disaster Planning and Homeland Security for Indiana Business
  • Disaster Planning
  • 2007
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Safety and Health Guide for Indiana Business
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Manufacturing Law
  • Managing the OSHA inspection/ Elements of an OSHA violation/ Common Defenses
  • 2017
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Safety Conference
  • Using the Internet in Safety Compliance
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  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Safety Conference
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • N/A

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Richmond Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Ellen Davies Gregory
Ellen Davies Gregory
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Richmond, CA
Licensed for 34 years