Deena Tumeh

Senior Associate Attorney Washington, D.C. Office


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Zahra Ahmad
Public Affairs and Communication Strategist

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D.C., CA (inactive)

Deena Tumeh is a senior associate attorney in the Washington, D.C., office.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Deena worked at Public Counsel, where she litigated child welfare, immigration, and disability cases. She clerked for the Honorable Jill A. Pryor in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Honorable Myron H. Thompson in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Deena graduated from Yale University and Stanford Law School.

The Latest from Deena Tumeh

April 4, 2024

In the News: E&E News

Proposed settlement prods EPA action on incinerator emissions

"Most commercial and industrial waste incinerators across the country operate subject to outdated and flawed toxic air pollution standards or none at all. Communities living near these incinerators have suffered the health consequences of exposure to many toxic air pollutants, including lead, which has no safe level of human exposure.”
November 18, 2021

In the News: Courthouse News Service

Environmental groups sue EPA over toxic air pollutants in Gulf states

“Communities shouldn’t have to sue EPA to compel the agency to do its job, but this, especially the health emergency in St. John, has reached the point where suit is needed to ensure EPA fulfills its duty to protect public health.”