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About Me

Count on Environmental Advantage Law PLLC to provide the experienced environmental law expert you need. Our innovative legal counsel, combined with a team approach, help to harmonize business and the environment. Brian H. Davis serves as an expert witness, and is a licensed attorney in Minnesota and Illinois, with experience in most EPA regions and internationally.


Brian has thirty years experience creating environmental solutions in-house at 3M and Ecolab, in government, academia and with collaborative environmental organizations.  Representative areas of legal advice: compliance and competitive efforts beyond compliance, sustainability reporting, environmental and EHS audits, and counsel on environmental aspects of business.


  • Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School (1997-2013).


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 100%
    37 years



Hourly ($300-500/hour), Contingent (25-50%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

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Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Paul A Sortland

    I endorse this lawyer. He was an expert witness for us in a difficult case. His knowledge was excellent and helped us achieve a great settlement.


    Paul Sortland Antitrust & Trade Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

628 Aqua Circle
Lino Lakes, MN, 55014


MNAuthorized to practice198006/29/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive197508/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chairman's Leadership Award for Environmental, Health and Safety3M1999
Leading Minnesota AttorneyAmerican Research Corporation1997
Pyramid of Excellence3M1995
Alpha Grant award3M1987
Golden Step Award3M1985
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentEnvironmental Advantage Law LLPC2006 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Minnesota Law School1997 - Present
Senior Corporate CounselEcolab Inc.2003 - 2006
Associate General Counsel3M1979 - 2002
Assisstant Regional CouncilUnited States Environmental Protection Agency1975 - 1979
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Israel Chamber of Commerce of MinnesotaPresident2009 - Present
Republicans for Environmental ProtectionMinnesota Coordinator2008 - Present
Minnesota WatersMember2007 - Present
Eco EducationMember2007 - Present
Minnesota Clean Water CouncilMember. Steering Committee2007 - 2009
St. Paul Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - 2009
Minnesota Environmental InitiativeBoard Member2006 - Present
Friends of the Mississippi RiverMember2006 - Present
Minnesotans Against TerrorismMember2004 - Present
Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Metro Regional Response CommitteeMember2003 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law SectionCouncil Member, Past Chair1988 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lone Pine LandfillSignificant recovery, exceeding expectations.
Superfund SiteBinding arbitration for allocation of liability.
Superfund SiteBinding arbitration for allocation of liability.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Minneapolis Star TribuneBest Policy is Made at Equator, Not Poles2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Illinois, ChicagoSociologyMA - Masters1972
University of Illinois, ChicagoSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Minnesota Water Laws and RegulationsWater Law Ethics2010
World Future Society Annual ConferenceEnvironmental and Business Sustainability2009
Cleantech 2009 - Tel Aviv, IsraelWater Technology Opportunities in the US2009
Australian Corporate Lawyers AssociationVoluntary Environmental Sustainability Reporting2009
World Future Society Annual ConferenceEnvironmental and Business Sustainability2008
Tel Aviv University Law SchoolEnvironmental Law Lessons from USA Mistakes2008
Tel Aviv Bar Environmental Law Section PresentationOpportunities in Environmental Law Practice2008
Republican National ConventionAchieving Energy Independence2008
American Corporate Council Association ConferenceEnvironmental and Sustainability Reporting2008