Erica Fuller joined Earthjustice’s Washington, D.C. office in 2009. Her work is primarily related to ocean issues on the Atlantic seaboard.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1981 and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 from the University of Georgia. After practicing equine medicine outside of Boston for nearly 20 years, Erica sold her practice and followed her passion to protect ocean ecosystems by attending law school at the University of Maine. In 2007, she received her J.D. from the University of Maine where she earned the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award in Environmental Law as well as recognition for her pro bono work. Erica joined the Boston law firm of Todd & Weld LLP in 2007 where she practiced in the business litigation department for two years. During this time, Erica also did pro bono work for the Conservation Law Foundation and was the primary author of the petition to list the Atlantic wolffish on the endangered species list. Since Erica joined Earthjustice, she has litigated to protect and rebuild river herring and shad populations and to restore overfished groundfish populations.
Erica lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.