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.
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.