Gary A. Davis is an environmental attorney with over 44 years of experience in environmental law, policy, and technology. He has practiced public interest environmental law for over 41 years, litigating complex environmental damages cases, citizen suits, and permit challenges. He founded an office of the Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation in Tennessee then started a private environmental law practice which continues today with Davis, Johnston, & Ringger, PC. He established an environmental research center at the University of Tennessee called the Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies, focused on technologies and policies to manage the life-cycle environmental impacts of products and processes. He has also taught environmental law and policy as an adjunct professor in the UT College of Law and as a guest lecturer at Lund University in Sweden. Gary also has government experience and worked as an environmental policy analyst in the California Governor’s Office, where he authored California’s ban on landfilling of hazardous waste. Prior to attending law school, he worked as an environmental engineer with an environmental consulting firm in Knoxville, Tennessee, which focused on pollution prevention in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. He has been widely published and speaks nationally and internationally on environmental topics. Gary earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

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  • California (inactive)
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina