Jeremy Orr is the Director of Litigation and Advocacy Partnerships for Earthjustice where he leads the organizational strategy for engaging and partnering with communities and other stakeholders. Prior to Earthjustice, he served as a Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council on the Safe Water Initiative. In that role, 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.
With a background in community lawyering and community organizing around environmental justice and climate justice issues, he has previously worked as the Executive Director of the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council, an Environmental Justice Attorney with the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic at Wayne State University Law School, as the Executive Director of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, and as a National Director with the Peoples Climate Movement. He is also a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, a member of the Michigan Environmental Rules Review Committee, and the state chairperson of Environmental and Climate Justice for the Michigan NAACP.
Additionally, he serves as a professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law and was named the 2022 Senior Fellow in Residence of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School.