B.A. Northernwestern University; J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
Howard Crystal is a partner at Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal, a small public interest law firm specializing in environmental, animal protection, and open government matters. In the animal protection area, Professor Crystal has litigated numerous cases over the conservation of endangered species around the country, including the San Francisco garter snake in California and the Atlantic salmon off the coast of Maine. He has also litigated cases over the preservation of species’ habitat in national parks such as Yellowstone, Gulf Islands National Seashore in Florida, and the Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, as well as cases directly concerning the mistreatment of animals, from pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania to wild horses in Nevada. Professor Crystal has litigated numerous cases under the Freedom of Information Act and other open government laws.