EDUCATION

J.D., University of Miami, 2018
B.A., Wake Forest University, 2013

OFFICE

Chicago, IL

CONNECT

[email protected]
(312) 795-3712

Kiana Courtney

Staff Attorney

Kiana Courtney is an associate attorney at ELPC, working on clean energy and natural resources protection litigation, rulemaking, and policy. She worked at the University of Miami Environmental Justice Clinic as an intern and later as a fellow, using community lawyering to address Miami’s affordable housing issues and community pollution. Kiana was a law clerk at Earthjustice (Tallahassee) and at the U.S. Justice Department, Environment and Natural Resources Division in the Environmental Crimes Section. She was also a judicial intern for Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Before law school, she was a middle school science teacher in Atlanta Public Schools.

WHAT’S A PLACE YOU LOVE IN THE MIDWEST?

Devil’s Lake in Wisconsin. It was my introduction to the Midwestern outdoors and has such a rich natural history.

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO THIS WORK?

It is important to protect and support communities, especially those on the frontlines, and our natural spaces. We exist in a system that, by design, fails to protect everyone and everything equitably and justly. We must prioritize righting this wrong. I hope to do that through this work.