Brett Land is an associate in Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group. Since joining the Group in 2014, he has represented hundreds of individuals and public entities harmed by toxic contaminants.

An integral member of the team representing more than a dozen public entities including cities, ports and states, Mr. Land seeks to hold Monsanto Company responsible for pollution of American waterbodies caused by their polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a group of hazardous chemicals used in a number of products, including caulk, paint, and electrical equipment. He has also represented a number of schools whose building products were contaminated by Monsanto Company’s PCBs.

Through his work with the Environmental Litigation Group, Mr. Land also represents public water providers and private well owners in litigation involving chemicals that contaminate water bodies and property, including trichloroethylene (TCE), a nonflammable, colorless and highly toxic solvent, and perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), such as GenX, which was touted by its makers as a “safer” alternative to the original PFC, known as C8. Mr. Land represents private well owners and 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 PFCs. Mr. Land is also part of the team representing the State of Vermont and State of Rhode Island in litigation arising from contamination of groundwater with Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive.

Education

Emory University School of Law (J.D. 2014) cum laude

Baylor University (B.A. 2011)

Bar & Court Admissions

Texas

Washington

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

Awards

The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers