Robert Meltz

Robert Meltz is Special Counsel with Defenders of Wildlife. For 40 years, he was Attorney-Adviser with the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, where he was responsible for advising Congress on takings issues and environmental law. In that capacity, he testified several times before congressional committees and was a frequent CLE lecturer. He has also been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he co-taught a takings law seminar with Judge Firestone. Mr. Meltz has authored several articles on takings law such as Wetlands Regulation and the Law of Regulatory Takings, 30 Envtl. Law Rptr. 10468 (2000), and co-authored a book entitled The Takings Issue:

Constitutional Limits on Land Use Controls and Environmental Regulation (1999). He has served on the steering committees of the environment sections of both the District of Columbia Bar and Federal Bar Association. Mr. Meltz received a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Advisory Council Committee: 
Takings / Tribal Claims