Coby Dolan (’99)
Coby Dolan ’99 lives in Washington, D.C. and currently serves as a Legislative Director on Earthjustice’s policy team, with a focus on protecting access to the courts from Congressional and administrative threats, while advancing efforts to expand public participation in government decision-making. He also works with a broad array of progressive public interest groups to promote Senate confirmation of diverse, fair-minded, independent federal judicial nominees.
Prior to coming to Earthjustice in 2017, he was the Director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Obama Administration. He also served as a Legislative Director for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for eight years, working to pass critical legislation, including efforts to restore the Florida Everglades and combat climate change. Prior to his time in Congress, he was a litigator for Earthjustice and then the Ocean Conservancy with a focus on federal fisheries laws, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.
Coby is humbled to serve on the Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni Board and enjoys opportunities to mentor the next generation of lawyers. While at Lewis and Clark, he was two-time editor-in-chief of the Animal Law Journal, was a member of the Environmental Law Review, student staff for the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center, and an SBA rep all three years. He and his family live with a view of the U.S. Capitol from their front yard and never tire of the plethora of museums D.C. has to offer.