Elise Torres is an energy attorney who joined TURN in September 2014. She will be representing consumers in a variety of electric and gas matters, with a focus on cases with significant environmental impacts. Torres brings a wealth of regulatory experience to TURN. She previously worked at the CPUC’s Office of Ratepayer Advocates, and as an attorney for the California Department of Insurance. Prior to that, she was a project attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, where she defended endangered species from the impacts of a proposed electrical substation project.
Torres received her BS in City Planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and her law degree from UC Hastings College of Law, where she also completed clerkships with the California Coastal Commission and the Environmental Law Foundation.