Doug has a background in successfully defending manufacturing, construction, retail, university and other clients in administrative, civil and criminal litigation involving environmental, health and safety claims and issues.

Doug performs confidential environmental health and safety audits to identify gaps in compliance and help his clients develop methods that enable them to comply with regulations while still maintaining efficient operations. He has reviewed millions of dollars worth of real estate and business deals to assess and manage potential environmental health and safety liabilities.

Automotive Manufacturing

Represents Big Three automotive manufacturer in Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri in OSHA matters

Automotive Supplier Fatality Defense

Defended an automotive supplier in double fatality administrative, civil and criminal matters.

Electric Utility MIOSHA Inspections

Assists major electric utilities in various OSHA health and safety issues including multiple MIOSHA inspections and fatality investigations relating to power plant operations and electrical distribution.

Sports Arena General Contractor OSHA Defense

Represented general contractor for multiple inspection of baseball stadium construction project.

Sports Arena General Contractor OSHA Defense

Representation of general contractor in football arena aerial lift fatality. MIOSHA issued willful citations to subcontractors involved in the accident. After investigation the client general contractor did not receive any citations. Baseball sports arena comprehensive inspection involving fall protection and other issues.

Gas Utility Health and Safety

Representation of gas utility in various gas pipeline health and safety issues including regulatory “preemption.” Representation of mid-stream distribution/supplier in OSHA issues.

Meat Processing Plant Fatality General Duty Clause Violations

Represented meat processing plant fatality Involving significant “general duty” clause violations.

Asbestos Enforcement

Counseled and represented employers in matters relating to asbestos in the workplace, including general industry, construction and criminal matters.

Manufacturing Facility Train Derailment Fatality

Represented manufacturing facility in train derailment fatality.