Brett Land is a shareholder in Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group. Since joining the Environmental Litigation Group in 2014, he has represented individuals and public entities harmed by toxic contaminants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), and trichloroethylene (TCE).
Mr. Land is actively litigating cases involving the contamination of drinking water and other properties by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Mr. Land represents more than 2,300 private well owners and multiple public water providers in lawsuits against DuPont and Chemours to address those companies’ pollution of the Cape Fear River and North Carolina drinking wells with numerous toxic PFAS compounds.
Brett Land is also leading Baron & Budd’s effort to seek justice for veterans and their family members who were exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. For decades the water supply at the base was contaminated by dangerously high levels of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds.
Mr. Land has also litigated cases seeking to hold Monsanto Company responsible for pollution of American schools and waterbodies caused by their polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a group of hazardous chemicals used in a number of products, including caulk, paint, and electrical equipment. Mr. Land has represented more than a dozen public entities along both coasts in PCB cases, and he has assembled an elite team of PCB experts to assist his clients. Settlements in these cases have totaled more than $800 million.
Emory University School of Law (J.D. 2014) cum laude
Baylor University (B.A. 2011)
Bar & Court Admissions
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers