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Brian H Davis

Brian H Davis

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources

Brian Davis

About Me

Advantage Law LLPC is an environmental solutions law practice based in Minnesota.  Our  innovative legal counsel and team approach support “harmonizing
of business and environment.”  Brian H. Davis 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 all environmental aspects of business.

Teaching, governmental and community service complement Brian's law practice.

All inquiries are welcome.




  • Runner, bicyclist and walker, especially along the Mississippi River and local

  • Completed four marathons

  • Vegetable gardener in summer and raise orchids

  • Home Rain Garden under design for 2009 construction

  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and volunteer mentor of law students from each of the
    four law schools in Minnesota.


Languages Spoken: Hebrew

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 100%
    37 years



Hourly ($300-450/hour), Contingent (25-50%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:


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Contact Info

628 Aqua Circle
Lino Lakes, MN, 55014


MNAuthorized to practice198004/19/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive197505/14/2015

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
Senior Corporate CounselEcolab Inc.2003 - 2006
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Minnesota Law School1997 - Present
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