Pro Tem Instructor
Dan Galpern is a pro tem instructor at the UO Law, teaching Hazardous Waste and Toxic Substances Law. He also runs a solo practice in a South Eugene office right above an Indian Food restaurant. His practice focuses on environmental law -- especially climate change matters. Currently, Dan is co-counsel in the Clean Water Act citizen suit Deschutes River Alliance v. Portland General Electric and on the legal team in the constitutional climate case Juliana et al. v. Trump et al.
Dan has represented the scientist James Hansen in climate-related cases throughout the United States and internationally. He is also the co-author of a 2015 article in the Journal Environmental Law titled Atmospheric Recovery Litigation: Making The Fossil Fuel Industry Pay To Restore A Viable Climate System (with Professor Mary Wood) and the author of a 2008 article in the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation titled Climate Change 101: Urgency and Response.
Dan has appeared in cases before the Oregon Supreme Court, the Nevada Supreme Court, and the Federal District Court of Oregon, among others. In addition to his environmental law practice, Dan practices general law -- and he has represented over 150 persons with disabilities in hearings before the Social Security Administration.
Dan lives in Eugene with his two school age children and his wife Debra Nash-Galpern, M.S., L.Ac.. Sometimes he can be found at the U.O. Rock Wall.