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Edward Xavier Junia

Edward Xavier Junia

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources, Government, Real Estate

About Me


My career has focused on the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) matters in business and industry.  I provide professional consulting and legal representation with regards to these subject matters.  I bring 20+ years of professional EHS&S experience from the plant level to the corporate board room in addition to my EHS&S law practice.  In addition, I have extensive experience in representing my clients and their concerns to government officials at Federal, State and Local levels and in achieving legislative and regulatory outcomes that assist my clients in successfully operating their businesses.  I have significant experience in private practice providing counsel to clients in the areas of solid and hazardous waste, air and water issues.  I have represented Fortune 500 Corporations in numerous environmental permitting and enforcement matters before federal, state and local agencies.  Much of my career has been "in house" in executive management roles related to EHS&S.  Other areas in which I have been active include commercial insurance and risk management, real estate and general business matters.


I bring a unique perspective to the practice of EHS&S law on behalf of my clients having held both EHS&S legal and management positions in global, major US and regional businesses.  I have been president of an environmental related business of a major global 500 business and served on the board of directors or another environmental services business.  


I have extensive experience in heavy industry, mining and processing as well as agriculture.  I am licensed in Utah and a number of Federal Courts.  I have been licensed in Ohio and am no on inactive status and was previously licensed in Michigan before mving to Utah.  I was previoulsy registered as a Lobbyist in Utah.


I am originally from Ohio and have lived mostly in Ohio and Michigan before moving to Utah in 2003. 


In addition, I own Crimson Desert Realty, LLC a real estate brokerage dealing with "executive" properties.  I provide no legal services to any of my real estate clients.


I have BS and MS degrees in engineering and am a Registered Professional Engineer (Ohio).  I have held a number of other EHS&S/Insurance professional designations.


I look forward to providing counsel and advice to my clients. 



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 70%
    28 years, 130 cases
  2. Government: 20%
    28 years, 53 cases
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    17 years, 35 cases



Hourly ($250-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

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    I endorse Mr. Junia. With dozens of well written and still concise and to the point published answers to questions at and the praise of other attorneys for his knowledge of the law and skill in handling it, it is easy to recommend Mr. Junia to you. He knows the law. Additionally, his AVVO answers show that he likes making sure his clients understand their rights and obligations too. If you have a question about Real Estate, HOAs, or any other matter he feels comfortable accepting in southern Utah, he is your answer. I highly recommend him to you.


    Matthew Koyle Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Edward X. Junia, EHS&S Consultant

2575 Chaco Trail
Saint George, UT, 84770-5312



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif, Toledo Chapter1987
Sigma Pi SigmaSigma Pi Sigma National Organization1969

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal ConsultantEdward X. Junia, Environmental,Health, Safety & Sustainability Consultant2015 - Present
AttorneyEdward X. Junia, Attorney-at-Law2004 - 2015
PresidentMineral Solutions, Inc. (Lafarge)2000 - 2003
VP Business DevelopmentLafarge Norrth America, Inc.1998 - 2000
Member, Board of DirectorsSystech Environmental Corp. (Lafarge)1995 - 2007
Vice President, EnvironmentLafarge North America, Inc.1994 - 1998
VP - Environment/Government/LawSystech Environmental Corp. (Lafarge)1992 - 1994
AttorneyEastman & Smith, Attorneys-at-Law1988 - 1992
Director - EH&S, Risk ServicesThe Andersons, Inc.1978 - 1988

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Utah State Bar, Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Utah State BarMember2003 - Present
Dayton Bar AssociationMember1992 - 1996
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1987 - 2003
Toledo Bar AssociationMember1987 - 1992

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Auto Ion Superfund SiteSite Resolved to Client's Satisfaction
RCRA BIF Enforcement CasesAll Matters Resolved to Client's Satisfaction
Obtained Emission Offset CreditsAll Matters Resolved to Client's Satisfaction

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Publication NameTitleDate
Grain JournalHealth & Safety1978

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of ToledoIndustrial and Management Systems EngineeringMaster of Science1973
Cleveland State UniversityEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1970

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Hazmat ConferenceCERCLA2000
Various State and Local Bar AssociationsEnvironmntal Law1991
Grain Elevator and Processing Society ConventionHealth and Safety1983