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Phone: (864) 250-0500
After working as an attorney in Greenville for nearly 20 years, Brad left the law practice in 1998 to found Upstate Forever and served as its Executive Director for 17 years before becoming Senior Advisor. As an attorney, he concentrated in the environmental field and was recognized by his peers as one of “The Best Lawyers in America.”
Brad served on Governor Dick Riley’s Council on Natural Resources and the Environment and on the South Carolina Coastal Council. From 1999 to 2003, he was the Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control. He also served on Governor Mark Sanford’s Climate Change, Energy and Commerce Advisory Committee.
Brad is the co-author of Guide to Environmental Law in South Carolina, now in its third edition, as well as numerous articles in legal journals on environmental and natural resource protection issues.
Brad is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of the Palmetto (South Carolina’s highest civilian honor), the Environmental Advocacy Award from the Conservation Voters of South Carolina, the Walter T. Cox Award from the Institute for Parks at Clemson University, the Environmental Awareness Award from the South Carolina General Assembly, the Southern Environmental Leadership Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Roosevelt-Ashe Society’s Outstanding Conservationist Award, the Conservation Stewardship Achievement Award from the South Carolina Aquarium, the “E-Chievement Award” from the E-Town national radio show, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Leadership Greenville. In addition, he received an honorary doctorate in humanities from Furman University for his work and accomplishments in the sustainable development and conservation fields.
Brad holds a bachelor’s degree in geology and environmental studies from Princeton University and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia. He also has a master’s degree in natural resource management from Yale University.