Ed McGuire

Adjunct Professor


E. G. McGuire & Associates
Tacoma, Washington
Phone: 253.732.9637
E-mail: egmcguire@harbornet.com



B.A., Geography, University of Illinois, 1969
M.U.R.P., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois, 1975
J.D., University of Puget Sound, 1980


Environmental Law


Edward G. McGuire is a land use planner and attorney. As a planner, he has worked on agricultural land preservation, wetland protection, and energy development in rural areas in the states of Illinois, South Dakota, and Colorado. In Washington he prepared contingency plans to implement the Governor's energy emergency powers during petroleum and electrical supply disruptions.
As an attorney, Ed spent several years as Counsel to the Energy and Utilities Committee of the Washington State House of Representatives and Counsel to the 1982 State Environmental Policy Act Review Commission. In 1982, he became the Special Assistant to the Director and Legislative Liaison for the State Energy Office. While with the Energy Office he supervised the Energy Policy Group and the Renewable Resource Division.

In 1990, Ed returned to local government to serve as the Attorney for the Pierce County Council. He advised the Council on all legislative matters and appeals of quasi-judicial land use decisions. He assisted the County in complying with the State's new Growth Management Act and the development and adoption of Pierce County's GMA Comprehensive Plan and implementing regulations.

Ed was appointed by Governors Mike Lowry, Gary Locke, and Chris Gregoire to serve as the attorney member of the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board [1996-2009]. During this time, in addition to presiding and contributing to hundreds of GMA appeal decisions, he developed the Boards' Digest of Decisions, GMHB Code of Ethics, and contributed to the preparation of the Boards' GMHB Practice Handbook. He now provides GMA consulting, mediation and hearing examiner services.