Eric Jorgensen is a senior attorney with the Alaska regional office.
Eric graduated from Harvard College with a degree in biology and then taught middle school science. He attended the University of Virginia Law School, where he was on the staff of the Virginia Law Review and was awarded Order of the Coif. He was a law clerk for Chief Judge James Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco and joined Earthjustice in 1984.
Eric’s practice has covered a wide range of issues, including forests and public lands management, endangered species protection, water pollution and mining, and fisheries and ocean protection.
Among his publications is The Poisoned Well, New Strategies for Groundwater Protection (Island Press, 1989), which he edited for Earthjustice, then known as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund.