Jeffrey K. Haynes - Beier Howlett

Jeffrey K. Haynes

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1989
Phone: 248-645-9400

Jeff Haynes chairs the environmental law practice group for Beier Howlett.  His practice focuses on environmental law and litigation, including contaminated sites, riparian rights, takings, brownfields, air pollution, water pollution, land use and public lands.  He has served as chairperson of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.  He is adjunct lecturer in environmental law at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs.  He is co-editor of the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook (1992, and second edition to be published in 2010), and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Law.



University of MichiganAB 1972University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1975
Kiwanis Club of Royal OakKirk in the Hills Presbyterian ChurchMichigan State Bar FoundationState Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Section

Case History

Michigan Humane Society v. Natural Resources Comm''n — 158 Mich. App. 393 (1987).  This case held that the Department of Natural Resources lacked authority to declare an open hunting season on mourning doves.
Her Majesty the Queen v. City of Detroit — 874 F.2d 332 (6th Cir. 1989).  This case held that the Clean Air Act does not preempt citizen suits brought under the Michigan Environmental Protection Act.
Comerica Bank - Detroit v. Allen Industries, Inc. — 769 F. Supp 1408 (E.D. Mich 1991).  This case held that the Uniform Comparative Fault Act applies to settlements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Liability and Compensation Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.
John R. Sand & Gravel Co. v. United States — 552 U.S. 130 (2008).  Petition for certiorari granted and argued.  This case clarified the rule that the statute of limitations for the Court of Federal Claims is jurisdictional and cannot be waived.

Office Location

3001 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 200
Troy, MI 48084
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Detroit Metro Area
Jeffrey K. Haynes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Administrative/Regulatory, Clean Water Act, Counseling, Enforcement Defense, Land Use and Zoning, Litigation, Plaintiffs/Citizen's Suits, Superfunds/Environmental Remediation, Water Rights)
Litigation - Environmental