Colin Kelly

Senior Staff Attorney

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Colin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon in 2003 and a Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School in 2009. Colin’s responsibilities at Coastkeeper range from leading permit negotiations, testifying before state agencies to strengthen environmental protections, developing strategies for our legal actions, and supervising the legal department.

Prior to accepting a position with Coastkeeper, Colin was the two-time President of the Environmental Law Society and one of six recipients of the 2009 Dean’s Citation Award at Whittier Law School.

In addition to his responsibilities at Coastkeeper, Colin also serves on the City of Long Beach’s Marine Advisory Commission and as the President of the University of Oregon Alumni Association Long Beach chapter. Colin enjoys spending time with his friends and family, enjoying the beach, traveling, and attending Oregon football games.