Margaret Coulter joined the firm in May 2015 as a law clerk, became a Law Fellow in September 2015 and became an Associate in September 2016. Maggie received her J.D., cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law and her M.A. in International Affairs focusing on Global Environmental Policy from the American University School of International Service. Before law school, she attended the University of California, Irvine where she received B.A. degrees in Philosophy and Political Science.
During law school, Maggie served as Associate Executive Editor of the Sustainable Development Law and Policy Publication, as well as Publications Editor for the Legislation & Policy Brief. She was also on the board of the Environmental Law Society, and a two-year member of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team. Maggie received High Grade Honors for coursework in Global Warming Law and Policy, and was a recipient of the Washington College of Law JD Distinguished Fellowship, Equal Justice Foundation Fellowship, and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation President’s Scholarship. Maggie participated in the Action for Human Rights alternative spring break as a volunteer law clerk with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice Natural Resources Unit. Additionally, she received Exceptional Service Honors for completing over 300 hours of pro bono legal volunteer work while in law school. While completing her M.A. degree, Maggie traveled to Lima, Peru to observe the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) as a member of the American University delegation.
Since joining Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks, Maggie has worked on cases advocating for the protection of wildlife and natural resources. Maggie’s previous experiences in public interest environmental law and policy include clerkships with the White House Council on Environmental Quality Office of General Counsel and the Surfrider Foundation, as well as internships with the Center for International Environmental Law, the Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Civil Enforcement. Maggie also participated in the Washington College of Law’s Civil Advocacy Clinic where she represented low-income clients in administrative appeals processes for unemployment insurance. Maggie is a member of the State Bar of California and the Bar of the District Of Columbia.