BOSTON—In September, NELC welcomed attorney Lewis DeHope to our litigation team. Lewis graduated from the University of Alabama in 2017 and Harvard Law School in 2021.

Lewis rejoins NELC following his first stint here as a summer intern in 2019. In the interim, he spent a year in law school with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in the Environmental Protection Division, and two years as an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center in the Charleston, South Carolina office. At SELC, he aided in the litigation of a variety of environmental cases, including a complex Endangered Species Act case that resulted in greatly increased protections for horseshoe crabs and threatened red knot shorebirds.

“I am thrilled to return to NELC – there’s no place I’d rather be,” Lewis said. “I’m fortunate to join a great group of people doing great work, and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”

Off the clock, Lewis is most often found listening to the Grateful Dead, usually either in the kitchen or the gym. His remaining time is spent enjoying the natural beauty of New England with his wife, Emily.