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Mr. Dindoffer assists clients with a wide variety of environmental matters, including Brownfield redevelopment matters (including obtaining grants and tax incentives), environmental litigation, obtaining environmental permits, counseling them with respect to their responsibilities on environmental matters, and performing necessary due diligence and planning for corporate acquisitions, real estate purchases and financing.

Mr. Dindoffer has extensive experience in environmental considerations of lending institutions, including both commercial lending and environmental matters that relate to fiduciaries. He has both brought and defended numerous cleanup cost recovery suits, has represented clients seeking insurance coverage for environmental cleanup matters and has extensive involvement with multi-party litigation.

Mr. Dindoffer has served as common counsel in numerous Superfund sites and has acted as coordinating counsel in related litigation.Mr. Dindoffer is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 under Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental and in Michigan Super Lawyers 2007-2019 under Environmental. He is listed as a 2020 "Top Lawyer" by DBusiness magazine under Environmental. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Dindoffer serves on the Executive Committee of the Detroit Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Dindoffer worked for six years for the United States Environmental Protection Agency as an engineer in its air emissions programs.


  • Ford Field, Sixth Floor
    1901 Saint Antoine Street
    Detroit, MI 48226


  • University of Michigan, B.S.M.E.
  • Wayne State University , J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Court Admissions

  • United State Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • United States District Court, ED-Michigan
  • United States District Court, WD-Michigan
  • United States Supreme Court

Bodman PLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

70 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

27 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Environmental

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Environmental, Detroit (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental

Special Focus

  • Administrative/Regulatory
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Climate Change
  • Counseling
  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Permitting
  • RCRA/Hazardous Waste
  • Superfunds/Environmental Remediation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Wetlands

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"Fred Dindoffer is a superb legal services provider across the board. His knowledge of the subject matter (environmental law) is second to none, and he has provided the highest quality of services to me and my team for many years."

- Richard J. Plewa (Comerica Bank), Ann Arbor, MI

"Fred is knowledgeable, pragmatic, aggressive (when appropriate), and is very good at negotiating the best possible resolution to each matter we have involved him in. He is also an effective manager in terms of organizing and directing the resources of Bodman to support our team."

"Fredrick Dindoffer is etremely responsive, and an expert in environmental laws and regulations, litigation tactics, and procedures."

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