About Us

Davis, Johnston, & Ringger, PC is the outgrowth of Davis Environmental Attorneys and the 41 years of practice by Gary Davis and associates since 1983 when he opened his first environmental law office in Knoxville, Tennessee. Since that time, the 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.

Davis, Johnston, & Ringger 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 16 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, Summerville, Georgia, and Calhoun, 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 assist you.