Gregory A. Jacoby

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Tacoma, Washington

Mr. Jacoby is a shareholder at McGavick Graves where he practices in the areas of municipal and government law, environmental and land use, and commercial real estate. Mr. Jacoby is the City Attorney for the City of Port Orchard (2008–Present), Town Attorney for the Town of Eatonville (2013-Present), and General Counsel for the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department (2009–Present). He serves as a hearing officer and acting land use administrator for the City of Tacoma. He advises municipal and government clients on a wide range of issues including land use and planning, general governance, finance, and contracts. He also represents clients in environmental and land use matters, including matters brought under the federal and state Superfund statutes and the Clean Water Act, as well as business transactions that involve contaminated property.

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental Law & Land Use
  • Municipal & Government Law
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1987
  • Washington, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1996


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Kenyon College
    • B.A. - 1979

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys

Past Employment Positions

  • Pierce County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Former Chair
  • Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake, Former Chair