Elizabeth L. Polay

Attorney at Law

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

GHR Response to COVID-19

In accordance with governmental guidelines and in deference to the health and safety of our clients, our team and our larger community, our attorneys and our full staff are now working together remotely to continue to provide seamless legal services. Due to our thorough business continuity planning we have long been prepared for such an event. Please be assured that we have the technological resources which guarantee the quality and continuity of our services without interruption. More importantly, our robust team of lawyers, paralegals and administrative assistants are available to continue to support you.

Perhaps most importantly, 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 care for our community. Now more than ever, our community needs us. We are, therefore, making a financial donation to the Salem Health Foundation to ensure that the most vulnerable in our community can continue to receive care.