Licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia, David Higney has focused more than 25-years practicing environmental law and litigation, civil and business litigation, multi-district litigation and class-action defense, as well as regulatory based disputes. He advocates before various federal and state courts, administrative agencies, municipalities, commissions, and boards.

Mr. Higney assists clients with Brownfield redevelopment projects; defends against governmental enforcement actions; counsels on site selection; and, prosecutes and defends claims involving water, air, underground tanks, hazardous substances, and other pollution-related claims arising from releases, disposal, potential contamination or alleged violations. He helps institutions providing financing or clients seeking loans regarding real estate developments, applying for permits for new and expanding facilities, or evaluating contaminated sites. Mr. Higney also is legal counsel to the multi-jurisdiction Interlocal Solid Waste Authority, a frequent speaker on brownfields and emerging contaminants such as PFAS, and an appointed member of the City of Chattanooga’s Wastewater Regulations and Appeals Board.

Mr. Higney is a past-Chair and present Executive Board member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. He is an Executive Committee member and past President of the American Inns of Court Brock-Cooper Chapter (Chattanooga). He is a Leadership Chattanooga graduate, past president of the Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association, and also a past officer of the Chattanooga Central High School Alumni and Supporters Association. He resides in North Chattanooga with his wife and son.

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