Elizabeth L. Polay


Area of practice: Employment & Labor Law, Human Resource Consultation, School & Public Entity Law


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After years teaching in schools, I wanted to expand my support of education. Practicing law allows me the privilege of representing our educational community.

Serving my clients requires insightful knowledge of the law, but it also necessitates an understanding of the everyday issues my clients face. As a former teacher, I bring value to my clients with first-hand experience of the day-to-day challenges school districts encounter. I strive to not only provide effective and excellent legal representation, but also to clarify complex concepts of law in a way that allows my clients to focus on their responsibilities instead of worrying about legal complications.

Willamette University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
Brigham Young University, B.S., 2006

Professional Distinctions & Affiliations
Oregon State Bar, 2014
United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 2015
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2015
Oregon Women Lawyers
Class Valedictorian, Willamette University College of Law, 2014
Aristeion Symeon Symeonides Award, 2014
Dean’s Honor List, Willamette University College of Law
Willamette Law Review, Staff Member
Willamette Moot Court Executive Board: Judges Chair
First Year Appellate Competition Winner, 2012

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Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C. was founded on the belief that beyond the basic expectation of providing legal services at the highest level of the profession, we have a responsibility to live up to our core values of inclusion, equality, and respect for people of all backgrounds. As lawyers, we fully support all efforts to address inequities and create positive changes in our society.

While the words we express here are important, we should not lose sight of how our individual actions, each and every day, can contribute to lifting up members of our community when they are most in need. We commit to individually and collectively take action in support of our values and welcome your feedback and ideas so that we can move forward, together, to build a more inclusive community.