Brooke Torton, J.D., is Senior Staff Attorney, Eastern Region and Managing Director for the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy (LRC). Brooke’s current work focuses on tobacco law and policy and threats aimed at public health officials and public health authority.
At LRC, Brooke develops toolkits and policy papers on specific issues, drafts legislation, conducts in-person and virtual training sessions for public health professionals, and generally supports the development of public health law. She also supervises students enrolled in the Clinical Law Program working on public health law projects, students working as externs for the LRC or the Network and research assistants for the two centers.
Brooke graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Psychology in 2009. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she served as Co-President of the Maryland Public Interest Law Project (MPILP) and Executive Symposium Editor for the Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class. Subsequent to graduation and prior to her employment with the Network, Brooke worked as a judicial law clerk followed by three years of litigation in criminal and domestic law