Title: Staff Attorney
Bar Admissions: DC
Jennifer Chavez is an associate attorney in the Washington, DC, office of Earthjustice. She arrived in 2004 after working for one year at a small law firm in Chicago, where she represented municipal governments in the Chicago suburbs. While she found this work important and rewarding, Jennifer became more discouraged every day by the failures of federal agencies to follow and enforce environmental protection laws. At the same time, she was inspired by the work Earthjustice attorneys were doing in the courts, and decided it was time to do what she could to help.
Jennifer works on a broad variety of cases, including litigation and advocacy to protect water resources in the DC and Chesapeake Bay region, litigation against illegal permits for mountaintop removal mining valley fills in the Appalachian coalfield region, and litigation to protect imperiled ocean species.