Cascadia Law Group

Environmental Attorneys in Seattle and Olympia

Meghan E. Gavin

(206) 292-2655

Meghan handles complex environmental and natural resource matters. She offers litigation, regulatory, and counseling services supported by a strong scientific background.


  • Meghan joins us from the chambers of the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton, District Judge for the Western District of Washington (Tacoma), where she served as a two-year term law clerk. She worked on a variety of civil and criminal cases involving federal and state law, many of which the national and local press followed closely.

  • Meghan has experience developing litigation, allocation, and negotiation strategies for clients concerned about contaminated property under CERCLA/MTCA, reviewing claims under NEPA/SEPA and the APA, bringing class-action lawsuits, and pursuing CWA violations.

  • She worked as an extern for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. While at DOJ in Washington, D.C., Meghan worked for the Environmental Defense Section. She helped to defend the United States in civil and criminal matters involving the pollution control statutes.

  • In the chambers of the Honorable Richard C. Tallman, Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit (Seattle), she assisted with appellate review.

  • At NRDC in New York, she helped to identify anadromous and catadromous species that potentially warranted listing under the ESA.


Named SuperLawyer Rising Star by ThomsonReuters (2018 - present)

Civic Activities:

Board of Directors, Arctic Encounter (Treasurer, 2018 – present)

Member, Bellarmine Preparatory School Alumni Board (2016 – 2018)

Executive Committee, Washington State Bar Association's Environmental and Land Use Law Section (2019)

Member, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources