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Esack F. Grueskin

Associate Attorney

Esack’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation. He is a strategic problem-solver who prides himself on helping clients through difficult situations. As a litigator, he has the ability to see an issue holistically and anticipate the other side’s arguments. While at the University of Oregon School of Law, Esack was active in the community—he served on the Moot Court Board and was co-director of the world-renowned Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. He also received the Chapin Clark Award for Editorial Excellence and the Distinguished Service Award while serving in dual roles as both Operations Editor and Managing Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation.


Around the office, you will find Esack with a smile and positive attitude. When not working, Esack enjoys playing Magic: The Gathering and cooking gourmet dinners for his partner, Lexy, and their cat. While he originally hailed from Iowa, he has lived across the globe. His talents in the kitchen led to a brief career cooking in Australia. Esack also has a passion for singing, and he regularly performs with his award-winning a cappella group, Verdant.

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2017, Order of the Coif
  • B.S., University of Iowa, 2011
Professional Activities
  • Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section
Community Involvement
  • Oregon Contemporary Theatre, board member (February 2020 – present)
  • Undergraduate Mock Trial, volunteer presiding judge (2019)
  • Western Environmental Law Center, volunteer legal researcher (2017)
  • Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, co-director (2016)
  • Friends with Trees, volunteer (2015)
  • Moot Court, board of directors (2015-2017)

Telephone: 541-686-9160
[email protected]

Practice Areas

Family Law
Criminal Law
Civil Litigation




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