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Jan Hasselman

Staff Attorney

Jan Hasselman is a staff attorney with Earthjustice's Northwest office in Seattle, WA, which he first joined in 1998.

Since that time, he has successfully litigated a number of regional and national issues including listings of salmon under the Endangered Species Act, stormwater pollution, coal fired power plants, and forestry. He is currently fighting coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest.

Jan has a history degree from Wesleyan University, and graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he was executive editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, he served as a judicial law clerk at the federal district court in Boston. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington and Seattle University law schools, and in 2013 was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) under a Fulbright grant.

"I don’t think we will 'solve' the stormwater pollution problem any more than we will solve the 'doing-the-dishes' problem. We will always have to be moving forward on this issue."

Jan Hasselman
Staff Attorney

About Earthjustice

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.