Todd D. True is a senior attorney at Earthjustice’s Northwest regional office in Seattle, and was one of two attorneys who opened the office in 1987. He has handled cases under the federal Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and National Forest Management Acts as well as the Washington State Shorelines Management Act, Forest Practices Act, and Water Resources Acts. He has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state appellate and trial courts.
Mr. True is a past-president of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington, served as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, was elected to serve on the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Executive Committee, and has served as a member and Chair of the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Advisory Board. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law and has been elected a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Mr. True earned his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law (Order of the Coif), where he served as Executive Editor of the Oregon Law Review. He clerked for The Honorable Betty B. Fletcher, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, following graduation.