Jim Angell

Chair of the Board

Jim Angell is a board member of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation and director of the Foundation’s environmental program. Mr. Angell’s work focuses primarily on supporting efforts to protect and conserve the world’s ocean habitats, coral reefs, and apex predators whose survival is imperiled by overfishing and global climate change.


Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Angell worked as an attorney for two decades for Earthjustice, a public interest environmental law firm. As an attorney in Earthjustice’s Bozeman, Montana office, and later as the managing attorney in the organization’s Denver, Colorado office, he litigated and directed numerous cases whose goals were to protect the landscapes and endangered species of the American west, and to preserve the clean air and water upon which the region’s residents depend. In addition to serving on the board of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, Mr. Angell sits on the board of Pacific Environment and the Advisory Council to Earthjustice. Mr. Angell has degrees from Columbia College (BA), the University of California at Los Angeles (MA), and the University of California at Berkeley (JD). He lives in Denver, Colorado with his two sons, of whom he is inordinately proud.