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Jay T. Waldron

Jay T. Waldron



  • Environmental Compliance and Safety
  • Environmental Regulation and Litigation
  • Agency Actions and Rulemaking
  • Energy

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Principally serving the energy, utility and transportation industries as well as public ports, Jay Waldron represents a diverse client base in environmental and energy law and litigation. He has tried complex cases in federal and state courts and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. At the appellate level, Jay has briefed and argued energy and environmental cases before the U.S. Supreme Court the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. 

Jay has represented clients at nearly two dozen state and federal Superfund sites and has drafted dozens of power sales and power purchase agreements. He advises clients in siting facilities from landfills to power plants and from pipelines to gold mines, including coal and crude oil terminals. With a reputation for suggesting innovative solutions to difficult issues, he has earned the respect of the environmental and regulatory communities.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States Supreme Court


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (1974)
  • University of Virginia, Master of Arts degree, English (1968)
  • Providence College, Bachelor of Arts degree, English (1967)
Areas of Practice

Agency Actions and Rulemaking | Energy | Environmental Compliance and Safety | Environmental Regulation and Litigation | Plant Development, Facility Siting and Permitting | Water Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Obtained a $100 million award in international arbitration on an energy contract.
  • Represents navigational interests on Endangered Species Act lawsuits related to the Columbia and Snake River Dam system in federal court.
  • Successfully defended Federal Clean Air Act litigation regarding applicability of prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) regulations.
  • Obtained a $10 million award against the State of Oregon in a forest trust land dispute.
  • Recovered $9.7 million for Coos County in a natural gas pipeline construction dispute.
  • Won a jury verdict for $1.7 million in a water pricing dispute.
  • Participated in the litigation and settlement of a $2 billion energy pricing dispute.
  • Prevailed in federal litigation that upheld a Clean Air Act permit.
  • Handling an ongoing administrative challenge to denial to construct coal transloading dock.


  • Schwabe in the Field — Drones: An Emerging Tool for Agriculture

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