George Torgun is a senior attorney with the Oceans Program, and is based in San Francisco. His practice focuses on fighting fossil fuel development and protecting the biodiversity of our ocean ecosystems.
George has been working on environmental issues throughout his career, which includes service in both federal and state government, and working at non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the Oceans Program, George spent six years a deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice, was the managing attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper, and worked as an attorney in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Administrative Law Judges. This is also George’s second stint at Earthjustice, as he spent nine years in the California Regional Office from 2004-2013.
George received his B.A. in environmental studies and political science from Gettysburg College, and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
George and his partner, Sarah Burt (a deputy managing attorney in the International Program), and their sons Robin and Sasha live in Berkeley with two cats, four chickens, and a pet snake. When not in the office, George spends much of his time trail running, coaching youth baseball, and exploring the outdoors with his family.