TEDxBoston

Phil Gregory

Co-Lead Counsel in Juliana v. United States

I am co-lead counsel in Juliana v. United States, a lawsuit brought by 21 young plaintiffs against the US government for its actions in creating the climate crisis. I also work on other litigation against governments on behalf of youth around the globe by Our Children’s Trust, the world’s only non-profit public interest law firm dedicated exclusively to securing the legal rights of youth to a healthy atmosphere and safe climate, based on the best available science. Since 2010, I have served as Of Counsel with Our Children’ Trust on a pro bono basis, all while maintaining my litigation practice with the Gregory Law Group in the San Francisco Bay Area. My representative cases involve issues such as title to real property on the California coast and decades-long groundwater contamination, while my pro bono trial work has addressed flooding during Hurricane Katrina, preserving old growth redwoods in Richardson Grove, and saving Coho salmon in the Smith River. In 1976, I obtained my B.A. from Bowdoin College, graduating magna cum laude in two majors. In 1980, I obtained my J.D. and M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. I am a Master of the Bench and former past President with the Hon. William Ingram American Inn of Court. I am also a Fellow with the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a member with the American Board of Trial Advocates. For 17 years in a row, I have been recognized as a Super Lawyer by superlawyer.com. I love backpacking, tending my vineyard, spending time in Maine, and playing with my grandchildren, Alice, Lincoln, and John Jr.