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Jeff is one of the most well-respected environmental attorneys in Michigan. He has spent over 45 years serving clients with expertise, knowledge and efficiency. His dedication and knowledge have been the foundation of his practice for clients that require a strategic view accompanied by detailed knowledge.

Jeff represents Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, closely-held companies, foreign governments, citizen groups and individuals in a wide range of environmental issues, including contaminated sites, riparian rights, air pollution, water pollution, land use, criminal defense and public lands.

Jeff is editor of the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook Second Edition, published by the State Bar of Michigan, and author of the chapter on the Michigan Environmental Protection Act.

Location

  • 3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 600
    Troy, MI 48084

Education

  • University of Michigan, J.D., graduated 1975
  • University of Michigan, B.A., graduated 1972

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Affiliations

  • Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church - Elder
  • Kiwanis Club of Royal Oak - Treasurer
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Section - Council Member; Deskbook Committee Chair

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Federal Claims, 1997
  • US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988
  • US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977
  • US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004
  • US Eastern District of Michigan, 1986
  • US Western District of Michigan, 1997
  • US Northern District of Illinois, 1978

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Environmental Law

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

  • Environmental Law, Detroit (2013)

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

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental

Special Focus

  • Administrative/Regulatory
  • Clean Water Act
  • Counseling
  • Enforcement Defense
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation
  • Plaintiffs/Citizen's Suits
  • Superfunds/Environmental Remediation
  • Water Rights

Awards:

  • Top Lawyer by DBusiness 2010-2013
  • The American College of Environmental Lawyers Fellow 2013
  • Who's Who in America, 2008-Present
  • Recognized as one of the world's leading practitioners in Who's Who Legal:Environment and Climate Change 2022
  • Distinguished Service Award- State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section, 1996
  • Michigan Super Lawyer- 2007, 2012-Present

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Michigan Supreme Court Strikes Down "Very Serious Consequences" Zoning Test


Michigan Supreme Court Strikes Down "Very Serious Consequences" Zoning Test

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The Divisibility Defense at Contaminated Sites


The Divisibility Defense at Contaminated Sites

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