Howard Crystal

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Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
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Howard Crystal is a Senior Attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute, where he litigates on climate and other environmental issues. He previously was the principal of the Law Office of Howard Crystal, and a partner at Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal (now Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLC). In the animal protection area, Mr. Crystal has litigated numerous cases over the conservation of endangered species around the country, from the San Francisco garter snake in California to 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. Mr. Crystal has also litigated numerous cases under the Freedom of Information Act and other open government laws.


BA Northwestern University; JD Georgetown University Law Center