Marcel Hawiger joined TURN as a staff attorney in August 1998 and represents consumers in proceedings at the CPUC related to various energy issues, including utility rate cases, natural gas cases, renewable energy and demand-side management. He came to TURN with a strong background in public interest advocacy. Mr. Hawiger represented farm workers in Washington State as an attorney with legal services (1994-96) and was the Executive Director of a fair housing organization in Palo Alto that investigates complaints of discrimination in the mid-peninsula housing market (1996-98)
The law is a second career for Hawiger, who worked for five years as a hydrogeologist on the East Coast. He holds a BS from Yale University, an MS from Cornell University and a JD from New York University.