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Teresa B. Clemmer, Senior Attorney

Teresa B. Clemmer counsels and represents clients concerning a wide array of environmental and natural resource issues. Ms. Clemmer litigated cases in the federal district courts of Alaska, California, Maine, and Washington, D.C., as well as the First Circuit and Ninth Circuit courts of appeal. She has also advocated for clients before a wide array of federal, state, and local agencies concerning environmental and natural resource issues.

Ms. Clemmer has many years of experience in the following areas of environmental and natural resource law:

Before joining Bessenyey & Van Tuyn, Ms. Clemmer spent four years as an associate professor at Vermont Law School, whose environmental law program is consistently ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Ms. Clemmer taught courses on air pollution, environmental law, and climate change and served as acting director of the law school’s Environmental & Natural Resources Law.

Prior to her tenure at Vermont Law School, Ms. Clemmer counseled private sector clients in Alaska on many types of environmental permitting and regulatory compliance issues, as well as contaminated site cleanups. She also represented conservation and sporting groups, individuals, and Alaska Native clients on a broad range of issues, including National Forest management, BLM land use planning, highway development, oil and gas development, resource extraction, wildlife conservation, and oil spill prevention and response.

Ms. Clemmer received her law degree with honors from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999 and her undergraduate degree with honors from Princeton University in 1994. While at Georgetown, she served on the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and received the prestigious James John McTigue Essay Award.

In her free time, she explores the mountains, rivers, and coastline of Alaska and engages in a wide variety of outdoor activities with her husband and daughter. She also volunteers in educational settings and serves on the boards of non-profit organizations.

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