Kris Dighe

Professorial Lecturer in Law


Email: Kris Dighe
2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Kris Dighe is Senior Counsel for the Environmental Crimes Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. He carries an active load of environmental crimes cases throughout the country, and additionally works on policy and legislative matters and provides training for prosecutors and law enforcement agents at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Mr. Dighe is Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee and serves on the Board of Visitors of the Wayne State University Law School and the City of Rockville (Maryland) Ethics Commission.

After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Stanley Marcus, then on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and now on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Following Mr. Dighe's clerkship, he worked in private practice in Miami and Detroit practicing commercial and environmental litigation.

After leaving private practice, Mr. Dighe spent ten years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit, where he prosecuted environmental crimes, public corruption, complex white collar crime, and civil rights violations among other federal crimes. In 2004, he moved to Washington, D.C. to join the Environmental Crimes Section.

BA, Butler University; JD, Wayne State University