Margaret Arenas Malek

Staff Attorney CLF Massachusetts @MargaretAMalek

Margaret is a Staff Attorney for CLF Massachusetts, where she works in the Clean Water & Healthy Forests program with a focus on Clean Water Act enforcement. She also works on climate preparedness and public access for the Boston Harbor waterfront. Prior to joining CLF, she practiced environmental and health care law.

Margaret worked as an Attorney-Advisor on Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act litigation at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C. She served as a Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General, representing the Commonwealth in Superfund litigation. Margaret also had her own law firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she secured disability and health care benefits for people with a wide range of physical and mental health disabilities.

Before attending law school she worked as a forest firefighter in the Olympic National Forest in Washington and as a cartographer for an engineering company.

Margaret received a B.A. in Geography from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the Washington College of Law of The American University. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Court of Appeals of Maryland.