Jeremy Orr is the director of litigation and advocacy partnerships at Earthjustice. In this role, he helps Earthjustice’s offices, programs, and departments build strategies to deeply engage and genuinely partner with communities and other stakeholders.
Prior to joining Earthjustice, Jeremy served as a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council where he focused on drinking water and source water protection issues, working to ensure that all people have access to safe, sufficient, and affordable drinking water. Immediately before that, Jeremy worked for Peoples Climate Movement as the director of state programs, building and mobilizing coalitions across more than 20 states in pursuit of climate justice.
With a background in community organizing and community lawyering, Jeremy has also served as the director of organizing for Interfaith Worker Justice, an environmental justice attorney for the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic, the executive director of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, and a lead community organizer with the Gamaliel Foundation.
A former two-sport collegiate student-athlete in football and track, Jeremy earned his B.S., M.S., and law degree all from Michigan State University.
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