Center for Women in Law

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Jane Saginaw

Jane N. Saginaw graduated from the University of Texas Law School with honors in 1980. She attended the London School of Economics, Department of Comparative and International Law in the summer of 1978. Ms. Saginaw received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in cultural geography.Saginaw was a shareholder at Baron & Budd in Dallas, where she worked for twelve years from 1982-1994, specializing in complex litigation involving chemical and environmental injury. She coauthored Jury Selection: Strategy & Science (Callahan & Co., 1986). President Bill Clinton appointed Saginaw as the Regional Administrator of The United States Environmental Protection Agency for Region Six in 1993. She served in that position for Clinton’s first term.In 2006, Saginaw was awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year by Trail Lawyers for Public Justice in Washington D.C. She was recognized for her groundbreaking work in the field of toxic tort litigation in Valenzuela vs. Hughes Aircraft. The case involved personal injuries resulting from exposure to groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene at a Superfund site in Tucson, Arizona.  Currently, Saginaw lives in Dallas and is writing creative nonfiction.