Cale Jaffe is a senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center.
Jaffe graduated from Yale University in 1995 with a B.A. in American Studies, and earned his law degree and a Masters in Legal History from the University of Virginia in 2001. While a student at Virginia, he served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Raven Society. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Norman K. Moon on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, and for Judge Roger L. Gregory on the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jaffe serves on the board of directors of the Virginia Conservation Network and the Board of Appalachian Voices. He is a past chair of the Board of Governors for the Environmental Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. He was part of the legal team that won a unanimous victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy. In 2008, he was a co-recipient of the Virginia Conservation Network’s Blue Ridge Award, given "to individuals who help focus public attention on environmental issues and who exemplify the cooperative spirit of the Virginia Conservation Network."