Environmental Law Northwest (ELN) is a regional law firm representing clients in Oregon, Washington, Alaska. ELN’s strength is preventing and managing environmental liabilities through proper permitting and effective compliance with regulations. Our attorneys skillfully evaluate and manage environmental risks in business and real estate transactions. ELN represents clients faced with agency enforcement actions with many successfully negotiated settlements. We also help clients with issues related to contaminated property and cleanup actions.

Douglas Morrison founded Environmental Law Northwest in 2002 and is rated AV Preeminent® in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. Doug is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on air quality issues.

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Traits that set us apart

Cost Effective

Maintain low overhead and use technology wisely. Personnel and rates structured to benefit the client. Bills cover only focused, client-centered and productive efforts. No “nickel and diming” for minor expenses.

Problem Solvers

Focus on producing desired result quickly, efficiently and creatively


Create adaptive and novel solutions


30 years of experience provides depth of knowledge to benefit the client


Clear and concise with minimal legalese.

Loyal to Clients

Take only cases or engage in activities that are consistent with our current client’s interests.


Pursue client’s objectives and interests regardless of our own views and interests. Act aggressively when necessary and appropriate.


Target our work towards our client’s needs. Return calls and emails promptly.