Scott Jerger is of counsel at Field Jerger LLP. Scott joined Field Jerger in 2003 after receiving an LL.M in environmental and natural resources law. Prior to that, Scott was an environmental and regulatory attorney for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the City of El Paso, Texas. Scott’s practice focuses on environmental and commercial litigation.
Scott is licensed to practice in Oregon, Washington, and Texas and has litigated cases in state and federal court in all three of these states as well as many others, and in multiple federal appellate courts. His clients include multi-national corporations, closely held companies, partnerships, and individuals.
Scott taught environmental litigation for ten years as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. He is also a frequent author and regular speaker on environmental topics.
Scott Jerger has practiced environmental law for over 25 years and currently practices in the following areas:
Hazardous Substance Clean-up and Response (Superfund) and Property Contamination Litigation
- Projects include hazardous waste and large multi-party toxics cleanup sites, including sediment sites.
- Represents clients in ADR process of one of the largest Superfund sites in the country located in the Pacific Northwest.
- Assists clients through closure process with DEQ for contaminated sites.
- Negotiates Prospective Purchaser Agreements (PPAs) for clients with Oregon DEQ for purchase of contaminated sites.
- Assists clients with longtail environmental liability insurance coverage.
- Represents clients in property contamination cost recovery and contribution litigation.
Clean Water Act Litigation
All manner of CWA issues: administrative hearings, NPDES and 404 permitting, federal court enforcement suits, wetlands, and water quality issues.
Forestry and Natural Resources
Extensive experience challenging United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management projects on public lands.
His publications include:
EPA’s New CAFO Land Application Requirements: An Exercise in Unsupervised Self-Monitoring, published in the STANFORD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL, 23 Stan. Envtl. L. J. 91 (2004).
Recent speaking engagements include:
- Managing Stormwater in Oregon. Northwest Environmental Business Council , Portland, Oregon, June 16, 2021.
- Managing Stormwater in Oregon. Northwest Environmental Business Council , Portland, Oregon, June 21, 2018.
- Managing Stormwater in Oregon. Northwest Environmental Business Council , Portland, Oregon, June 22, 2016.
- Intervention under Fed. R. Civ. P. 24. Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon, March 5, 2016.
- Managing Stormwater in Oregon. Northwest Environmental Business Council , Portland, Oregon, May 22, 2015.
- Remand without Vacatur- A new remedy. Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon, March 1, 2014.
- Clean Water Act Enforcement, Panelist. Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon, March 2, 2014.
- Electronic Discovery in Environmental Litigation, Panelist. Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon, March 2, 2012.
- Bankruptcy for Federal Practitioners, Moderator. Portland, Oregon,
October 21, 2010.
- Enforcement, Science and Deference. Northwest Water Law Symposium. Eugene, Oregon, October 9, 2010.
- Roads & Clean Water: New Tools for an Old Problem, Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon, February 26, 2010.
- Playing Your Cards Wisely: Managing Risks Associated with Open Source Software, Hosted by Woodcock Washburn, Seattle, WA, April 23, 2009.
LL.M. in Environmental Law, cum laude, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, 2003
J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1997
B.A., cum laude, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
Former Adjunct Faculty, Lewis & Clark Law School
Oregon State Bar
Texas State Bar
Washington State Bar
Environmental and Natural Resources Section of the Oregon State Bar
Chair, Oregon State Bar Federal Practice and Procedure Committee, 2011
Member, Coastal Law Project Steering Committee, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition 2012-present
Arbitrator for Multnomah County Circuit Court
Admitted to Practice:
State Court of Oregon
State Court of Texas
State Court of Washington
United States District Court for the District of Oregon
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Surfing, rock climbing, cyclocross, mountain biking, bicycle racing
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