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.
Represents Big Three automotive manufacturer in Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri in OSHA matters
Defended an automotive supplier in double fatality administrative, civil and criminal matters.
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.
Represented general contractor for multiple inspection of baseball stadium construction project.
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.
Representation of gas utility in various gas pipeline health and safety issues including regulatory “preemption.” Representation of mid-stream distribution/supplier in OSHA issues.
Represented meat processing plant fatality Involving significant “general duty” clause violations.
Counseled and represented employers in matters relating to asbestos in the workplace, including general industry, construction and criminal matters.
Represented manufacturing facility in train derailment fatality.