Brian L. Gist
Senior Attorney specializing in transportation, clean energy and air
Brian is a leading advocate on the connection between Georgia’s air quality, transportation, and land use, including the impacts of highways, transit and other transportation projects. Brian also works to protect Georgia’s national forests and against the threat posed to Cumberland Island National Seashore by a proposed spaceport.
“Transportation is not only the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, but directly affects the quality of life for all Georgians. Building a better, more sustainable transportation system is a win-win,” he said. ”We’ve spent decades trying to fix Atlanta’s congestion by building bigger roads, and yet we are still stuck in traffic. We need a better solution.”
Brian has consistently advocated to reduce our reliance on driving by expanding transit service and building more walkable, bikeable communities.
We’ve spent decades trying to fix Atlanta’s congestion by building bigger roads, and yet we are still stuck in traffic. We need a better solution.Senior Attorney Brian L. Gist
Originally from Cincinnati, Brian is based in Atlanta. He enjoys the proximity and beauty of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. “It’s great to have this little bit of wilderness in the middle of a major city,” he says.
During two decades at SELC spent working to improve people’s quality of life and to protect the special places in the South, Brian has found satisfaction in his stated career goal: “I wanted my work to have purpose and keep Georgia such a special place to live.”
- Keating, Muething, & Klekamp, associate attorney
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
- B.S., University of Cincinnati with high honors
- With SELC since 2004