Brian has over ten years of experience in environmental law and litigation. He is joining Marten Law as a senior counsel in the Boise Office. Prior to joining Marten, Brian spent five years in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office working at the Port of Los Angeles. Brian’s practice ranged from defending and prosecuting cases under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and California’s state-law version of CERCLA, to providing comprehensive guidance to the Port of Los Angeles for development projects and the preparation of environmental documents under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Such Port development projects included a vast array of different uses from marine cargo terminals and oil terminals to drayage and infrastructure projects to public use facilities such as restaurants and shops. In providing guidance to the Port, Brian worked closely and developed relationships with federal and state regulators to ensure the Port met required cleanup and public information goals in a timely and efficient manner.
Brian also brings experience in Native American law having represented diverse parties involved in tribal land acquisitions under the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA). Brian’s Native American law work also provided him experience under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Forest Management Act (NFMA, and the Wilderness Act.
Before attending law school, Brian spent 15 years working as a high school English teacher in Idaho.
J.D. (2012), Boston University School of Law, Managing Editor, Boston University Law Review
B.A. (1994), English Literature, University of Idaho