The CLF Team

Ben Tettlebaum RSS

Staff Attorney



Ben Tettlebaum is a Staff Attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation. He works for CLF Maine in the Farm and Food Initiative, part of the Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice program.  Before joining CLF, Ben clerked for the Honorable Duane Benton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He also worked as a legal intern for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Santa Monica, CA, and Earthjustice, in Denver, CO.

Ben received his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he was an articles editor on the Cornell Law Review and President and Chair of the Environmental Law Society.  The Cornell Law Review published his Note, “Vacation” at the Farm: Why Courts Should Not Extend “Remand Without Vacation” to Environmental Deregulation, 97 CORNELL L. REV. 405 (2012).  He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Bowdoin College. Ben is admitted to practice law in Maine and Missouri.

For over ten years, Ben has worked as an outdoor educator for several nonprofit organizations, including as a senior instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and the Wilderness Medicine Institute.  He is an EMT-B, enjoys backpacking, climbing, biking, and snowboarding, and is an avid baseball fan.