Michael Mayer practiced environmental law for over a decade, primarily with the public interest law firm Earthjustice. While there, he worked to protect endangered salmon, prevent offshore drilling in Alaska, and preserve Northwest forests. He also spent a number of years with the Washington Environmental Council learning the antiquated ways of western water law. He now teaches climate change law and administrative law at Seattle University School of Law. He enjoys being a stereotypical Seattleite and lives happily in a walkable neighborhood with his wife, daughter, and two unruly cats. If given a conversational opening, he will try to find a way to talk about the paleoclimate.