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Greg concentrates his practice on complex litigation, environmental and land use law, and construction law.  His environmental practice focuses primarily on complex superfund litigation and natural resource damages claims under CERCLA and Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act.  Greg represents clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies in matters involving contaminated property remediation, and frequently counsels clients on environmental risk and liability strategies (analysis of cost recovery options, potential pursuit of contribution claims against prior owners and operators, and consideration of coverage claims against insurers); negotiates remediation agreements, access agreements, and settlement agreements; and prosecutes or defends environmental claims under applicable state or federal law. He also has substantial experience representing clients in multi-party allocations, and has been extensively engaged in three of the largest Superfund sites in the Pacific Northwest.     


Greg also frequently advises clients in stormwater permitting and management related issues, defends clients in actions brought under the Clean Water Act, and assists clients with water quality permit compliance and stormwater management issues.


Greg is an experienced construction law attorney. He represents owners and developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in a variety of matters, including drafting and negotiating construction contracts, and litigating lien foreclosure actions, construction defect claims, and complex construction claim disputes.


In addition to his environmental and construction practice, Greg has also litigated a variety of other cases, ranging from commercial contract and business disputes, to personal injury and product liability actions. Greg has extensive experience managing complex litigation in state and federal court, and has represented clients through mediation, arbitration, administrative proceedings, and trial.


Greg has the highest possible rating on Avvo, the leading lawyer-rating website, and since 2013, has been recognized as a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star®.



Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 75%
    9 years
  2. Construction: 25%
    9 years

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  • Melissa D Carter

    I have known and worked on many matters with Greg over the past several years. He is an exceptional attorney who possesses a rare combination of intimidating logic and unbridled compassion. He is always prepared, and always a pleasure to be around. I would not hesitate to recommend Greg.


    Melissa Carter Personal injury Attorney
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  • Bryan Daniel Doran

    Mr. Hixson is a superb lawyer, and I have referred matters to him with the utmost confidence. Mr. Hixson drills down to the core legal and factual issue quickly and efficiently, and I am amazed how thoroughly he understands the often complex science underlying the claim -- perhaps a benefit of his impressive first career as a research scientist. In addition, Mr. Hixson is unfailingly fair, honest, and ethical. He is a credit to our profession.


    Bryan Doran Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Veris Law Group PLLC

1809 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVeris Law Group2015 - Present
AttorneyShort Cressman & Burgess PLLC2010 - 2015
Associate AttorneyPreg O'Donnell & Gillett PLLC2006 - 2010
Field Service EngineerApplied Biosystems, Inc.1999 - 2004
Research AssociateSeattle Biomedical Research Institute1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Industrial and Office PropertiesMember2013 - Present
King County Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use SectionMember2012 - Present
Associated General Contractors of WashingtonLegal Affairs Committee Member2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionMember2010 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionCo-chair, 2014 Mid-Year Seminar2014 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Western Washington UniversityBiochemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionEnvironmental Case Law Update2015
Natural Resource Damages ConferenceNative American NRD Sites: Tribal and State Perspectives2014
Guest Lecturer: Univ. of Wash., Construction Managment Program, Construction LawContract Interpretation & Change Orders2014
15th Annual Tribal Client SeminarThe Natural Resource Damages Trial2014
National Forum on Solid Waste, Emergency Response, Contaminated Sites, and Underground Storage TanksHydraulic Fracturing in Indian Country - Applicable Legal Tools for Managing Gas Exploration/Extraction Near Tribal Lands2013
Guest Lecturer: Univ. of Wash., Construction Managment Program, Construction LawContract Interpretation & Change Orders2013
14th Annual Tribal Client SeminarCo-speaker, The Role of Tribes in Stormwater Management: The Prosecution and Defenses of Clean Water Act Citizen Suits2013
Washington Public Ports Association Legal Committee MeetingUpdate on Industrial Stormwater General Permit and Trends in Enforcement Litigation2012
National Forum on Solid Waste, Emergency Response, Contaminated Sites, and Underground Storage TanksWhere Does Indian Trust Doctrine Come From and Where is it Going?2012
Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation in WashingtonThe Risks of Non-Compliance: Enforcement Actions and Citizen Suits2012
13th Annual Tribal Client SeminarEPA Remedy Selection under CERCLA: When Are Tribal Clean Up Standards ARARs?2012
12th Annual Tribal Client SeminarSurvey of Existing Body of Law Recognizing Tribal Spiritual and Cultural Interests2011
11th Annual Tribal Client SeminarSovereign Immunity - It Ain't What It Used To Be2010