About Us

Davis Environmental Attorneys is the outgrowth of Davis & Whitlock, P.C., and the years of practice by Gary Davis since 1983 when he opened his first environmental law office in Knoxville, Tennessee. Since that time, his firm has represented environmental damage victims, community groups, environmental organizations, state and local governments, and individual clients throughout the country with a focus on the Southeast.

In the 1980’s the firm litigated precedent-setting cases involving hazardous waste disposal and water pollution. In the 1990’s and 2000’s the firm represented victims of
chemical pollution and fought permits for garbage dumps and hazardous waste treatment plants. In 2005, Gary moved his office to Hot Springs, North Carolina, a small mountain village northwest of Asheville along the Appalachian Trail near the Tennessee border. In early 2008, James Whitlock joined the firm and became a partner/shareholder when Davis & Whitlock, P.C., was formed in early 2012. In July 2013, we moved our primary office from Hot Springs to Asheville, NC, to serve our clients more effectively.

Davis Environmental Attorneys continues to represent, and litigate on behalf of, a diverse array of clients to protect our environment from the devastating effects of pollution and to make polluters pay for damages they have caused to our clients. Over the past 14 years, while maintaining a vigorous public interest environmental law practice, we have utilized our unique experience, resources, and capabilities in the representation of large numbers of victims of environmental disasters, including the 2008 TVA Coal Ash Spill in Kingston, Tennessee, the 2010 BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the 2013 ExxonMobil Pegasus Pipeline Failure in Mayflower, Arkansas. Since 2015, the firm has worked to hold polluters accountable for the release of per and-polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), known as the “Forever Chemicals,” contaminating drinking water in Decatur, Alabama, Bennington, Vermont, Rome, Georgia, and Summerville, Georgia. We are also working to stop water pollution and air pollution from huge regional landfills.

Check out our News page for updates on these and other cases that we are currently working on or Contact Us to see if we might be able to be assist you.