Jan is Senior Counsel with Tonkon Torp’s Water Law and Environmental & Natural Resources practice groups. She represents clients in a variety of water and natural-resource-related matters, including obtaining, transferring, and protecting water rights for both groundwater and surface water. Jan is considered one of the foremost water law specialists in Oregon and is nationally recognized as a water law scholar. She is also a frequent speaker and writer on water law and policy.
Jan has many years of experience with water and natural resource law and policy issues and a wealth of connections with agencies, water management entities, policy makers, and water leaders.
From 1992-2011, Jan was a tenured Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she taught Water Law and other natural resource classes. She was also Associate Dean of Faculty and co-director of the Natural Resources Law Institute and the Northwest Water Law & Policy Project at Lewis & Clark. Prior to her academic career, Jan was Director of the Oregon Department of State Lands — the agency responsible for management of Oregon’s common school fund lands and natural resources.
J.D., Stanford Law School, 1979; B.A., summa cum laude, Drake University, 1975