Elena Mihaly is a Staff Attorney working in CLF’s Clean Air and Water Program and Resilient Communities Program. Elena’s work focuses on developing and implementing law and policy solutions to protect public health, enhance community climate preparedness, and ensure all communities have equal access to a clean and healthy environment. Before assuming the role of Staff Attorney, Elena was a Legal Fellow for two years at CLF working in the Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice Program, where she helped launch CLF’s Legal Food Hub, a project connecting farmers and food businesses with lawyers who have agreed to provide free legal services related to business law matters.
Elena received her J.D., summa cum laude, and Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, where she was articles editor on the Vermont Law Review. Elena holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Colorado College. Elena is licensed to practice in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
When she’s not fulfilling her CLF duties, Elena is managing her 120-acre farm and forest property in Norwich, Vermont, or exploring the natural world through climbing, skiing, or trail running with her husband and her cattle dog.