Brian J. Considine is a Senior Attorney with Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate environmental counseling, Trademark and Copyright, commercial real estate due diligence and environmental/toxics litigation. His practice also includes counseling clients on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Mr. Considine’s environmental practice includes assisting a variety of corporate clients with matters involving the acquisition, sale and/or cleanup and closure of environmentally impaired properties. In that capacity, he has negotiated with a number of state environmental protection agencies in the Midwest, as well as with landowners, developers, and tenants to reach creative resolutions on a wide variety of environmental issues. He also has assisted clients with environmental due diligence and brownfield funding pertaining to property acquisition, including coordinating activities and strategies with environmental consultants. A large part of Mr. Considine’s practice is his pro-active counseling to clients on ways to avoid or minimize environmental liability.

Mr. Considine’s Trademark and Copyright practice includes drafting and filing federal and state trademark applications and federal Copyright applications, responding to USPTO Trademark Office actions, counseling clients on licensing as well as state and federal Trademark and Copyright protections.

Mr. Considine’s litigation experience includes the representation of corporate clients in toxic tort litigation and in industrial contamination claims. He has appeared before federal and state judicial and administrative forums.

He is also one of the few attorneys in Michigan to earn the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional designation.

Mr. Considine earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1995. He earned an M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University in 1991 and a B.S. in Biology from Marquette University in 1988. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, as well as the Washington, D.C. Bar, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. Mr. Considine also is a member of the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals and the American Bar Association.

Brian J. Considine

Senior Attorney

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Detroit, Michigan, 1995 J.D. Honors: Cum Laude

Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, 1991 M.S., Environmental Science

Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1988 B.S.

Honors and Awards

Top Lawyer: Intellectual Property & Patent Law – DBusiness, 2019, 2020.

Top Lawyer: Environmental Law – DBusiness, 2018-2020.

Top Lawyer: Energy Law – DBusiness, 2018-2019.

Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers list – 2017-2020.

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© – Energy Law, 2021 -2023. Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” 2023.

Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Law Committee Awarded Committee of the Year by Oakland County Bar Association – 2015.


American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar

Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals

State Bar of Michigan

Chair of the Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Law Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 2015

Published Works

“So, Your Client Wants to Buy Industrial Property?”
Laches, Oakland County Bar Association
Number 586
March, 2016

“Green Alternatives to Post Construction Storm Water Management”
Michigan Environmental Law Journal
Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer, 2006

“Michigan’s 404 Program: How Will Rapanos Affect Us?”
Michigan Bar Journal Online
Vol. 85, No. 11,
November, 2006.

“Green Building and Stormwater Management Can Grow in Residential Settings”
Land Development
Vol. 19, No. 4
Fall, 2006.

Bar Admission

Michigan, 1995

District of Columbia, 1997