Four decades of skilled appellate advocacy across California

Using The Law To Protect The Future Of Our Planet

Every year, global climate change becomes more of a concern, with the impacts becoming more evident and widespread.. Attorney Brian Unitt has a special interest in legal matters involving climate change and the environment. He uses his passion to work with nonprofits and individuals in campaigns to stop new fossil fuel projects and to promote a just transition to renewable energy.

As a state bar certified civil appellate law specialist, he can bring considerable knowledge and experience to litigation in these areas. With his detail-oriented approach to every case, he combines his passion for the environment and His legal knowledge and appellate experience to offer both strategic and tactical guidance.

Combining Passion And Skill To Get Results

Brian can help private citizens, nonprofit organizations and nongovernmental organizations focused on fighting climate change and protecting the environment. From green energy initiatives, disinvestment campaigns targeting fossil fuel companies, to fighting for clean air and water in California, he believes in using his legal skills and knowledge to make an impact on global climate change.

He can help with a variety of climate-related actions, including actions involving:

  • Green energy
  • Fossil fuel litigation
  • Inflation Reduction Act
  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

If you want to have your voice heard in the global fight against climate change, Brian can work with you to file amicus curiae briefs in existing climate litigation cases or appeals.

You Can Make A Difference

When you work with the Law Office of Brian C. Unitt on a climate-related case, you receive more than a dedicated attorney and appellate expert. Brian uses his passion for the environment to fuel his legal drive to make a real difference. Contact him to learn more about how environmental law services by calling 888-465-3612 or completing an online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

Past Amicus Briefs

Ackerman v. Edwards (2004) 121 Cal.App.4th 946, 17 Cal.Rptr.3d 517 Review Denied Dec. 15, 2004.Certiorari Denied May 23, 2005. See 125 S.Ct. 2300. (Principle drafter of Amicus brief on behalf of Gene Sloan a disenrolled member of the Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Ackerman’s petition for Certiorari.)

Elsner v. Uveges (2004) 34 Cal.4th 915, 22 Cal.Rptr.3d 530, 102 P.3d 915 amendment to Labor Code was intended to make Cal–OSHA provisions admissible in third party actions based on negligence, and the amendment applied retroactively. (Member of committee that drafted Amicus brief for Consumer Attorneys of California)

Hooker v. Department of Transportation (2002) 27 Cal.4th 198, 115 Cal.Rptr.2d 853, 38 P.3d 1081 The imposition of tort liability on a hirer for injuries to an independent contractor’s employee depends on whether the hirer retained and exercised the control of the work in a manner that affirmatively contributed to the employee’s injuries. (Member of committee that drafted Amicus brief for Consumer Attorneys of California)

McKown v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (2002) 27 Cal.4th 219, 115 Cal.Rptr.2d 868, 38 P.3d 1094 A hirer is liable to an employee of an independent contractor insofar as the hirer’s provision of unsafe equipment affirmatively contributes to the employee’s injury. (Member of committee that drafted Amicus brief for Consumer Attorneys of California)