Chief Counsel

Andrew Davis has been a practicing attorney for 28 years with a particular focus on land-use, environmental and regulatory law. His experience includes work in the private and government sectors, including five years as Director of Land Use Management and Legal Affairs at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.

Prior to joining the Highlands Council staff, Andy served for 12 years as vice president and general counsel with a private engineering, architectural and environmental consulting firm. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University, where he developed and taught courses in land-use planning and environmental law. He was the 2009 recipient of the Bloustein School’s Jerome G. Rose Distinguished Teaching Award.

Andy’s previous experience also includes various legal positions with the state of New Jersey including the role of Assistant Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey (Gov. Whitman) and Deputy Attorney General in the Division of Law, Environmental Section. He is a member of the Board of Directors and is a past Chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Land Use Law Section.

Andy holds a BA in Political Science from Tulane University, a JD from Tulane Law School and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Louisiana. He has published numerous articles and is a sought-after speaker on the subjects of land use, environmental law and redevelopment.