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Brianna K. Edwards



Brianna Edwards supports clients seeking guidance on a variety of environmental legal topics, including litigation, regulatory and transactional matters. Brianna has experience with a range of federal and state environmental statutes and regulations, including:

  • the Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • the Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund)
  • the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

Prior Experience

Prior to Faegre Drinker, Brianna was an associate at a large, multinational law firm, advising clients on environmental issues related to corporate compliance, federal and state permitting, internal investigations, climate change litigation, land use, zoning, and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and private equity funding.

Brianna served as a judicial law clerk at the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a statewide, intermediate appellate court with specialized jurisdiction over administrative and civil public law, including environmental and land issues.

During her time at Boston College Law School, Brianna completed the Environmental Law Teaching Program, a program that offers upper-year law students the opportunity to develop and teach a university-level undergraduate Environmental Law and Policy course. Additionally, Brianna earned a Certificate in Land & Environmental Law in recognition of her academic, research and writing, and practical-service experience. Brianna also participated in the school’s Community Enterprise Clinic, representing low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations in business law and transactional matters.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Hon. J. Andrew Crompton, 2020-2021


Boston College Law School
J.D. Certificate in Land & Environmental Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Forum Journal (articles editor) (2019)

Bucknell University
B.S. in Animal Behavior (2015)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Brianna maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting clients on a wide range of issues. She has been recognized for her commitment to pro bono service and was awarded the distinction of Public Interest Designation Fellow and the Certificate of Pro Bono Excellence upon graduation from Boston College Law School.

Professional Associations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association — Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Liaison to Administrative Law Section and Large Law Firm Committee, 2021-23
  • James S. Bowman American Inn of Court — Associate, 2021-23

Civic Activities

  • City of Philadelphia’s Food Policy Advisory Council — Supporting Member, 2024-27 Appointed Term


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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