Ian Coghill

Staff Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Ian Coghill is a Staff Attorney in Strategic Litigation at CLF.  Before joining CLF, Ian was a Counsel at WilmerHale in Boston, where he practiced complex civil litigation–representing primarily clean energy companies, tech companies, and financial institutions–and maintained a very active pro bono practice.

Ian holds a a law degree from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors, from Boston University, with a major in Psychology and minor in Archaeology.  He also recently completed the CORe Program from Harvard Business School Online.  He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Mark L. Wolf, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Ian is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

In his free time, Ian likes to hang out with his wife and dog and looks for excuses to put more miles on his motorcycle.


Recent Posts

6 Ways to Make Vermont’s Climate Action Plan Better
Transformational. Game-changing. Equitable. When Vermont unveils its Climate Action Plan in December, let’s make sure those are the words used to describe it – because there’s a lot resting on the outcome. The climate crisis is already here. Droughts and extreme weather are more common, putting stress on our water, land, and communities. Will the…
Our Explainer on What Just Happened on the Boston Waterfront
In early April, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge threw out a 2018 state plan intended to guide development along a section of Boston’s waterfront that stretches from Long Wharf to the old Northern Avenue Bridge. The process that led to that Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan violated decades-old laws governing the city’s waterfront – including…
Here’s What a Clean, Equitable Future Should Look Like in New England
An earlier version of this article was posted in October 2020. We all have a vision of what we want for our community. But the harsh reality is that those of us who live in low-income, immigrant, and communities of color have less agency to create that vision than those of us in whiter, wealthier…
What Do We Mean by Environmental Justice?
An earlier version of this article was posted in October 2020. For decades, low-income, immigrant, and communities of color across New England have been overburdened by air pollution from power plants, congested highways, and industrial facilities. These same burdens resulted in COVID-19 and its associated economic crisis taking a much heavier toll on these communities…
Building Communities That Thrive: A Conversation with Dr. Thea James
In the United States, your zip code is a powerful predictor of how long you live. For someone in Newton, Massachusetts, life expectancy extends well into the 90s. But drive just an hour south to New Bedford, and you’ll find it drops to an average of just 68 years old.  It’s tempting to boil down…

 

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