Jeffrey K Haynes

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"Expertise, good judgment, attention to detail, communication, and prompt work are the hallmarks of the effective services provided to our clients by our team at Beier Howlett."
- Jeffrey K Haynes

Jeff is one of the most well respected environmental attorneys in Michigan. He has spent over
35 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.

Jeffrey is co-editor of the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook Second Edition, published by
the State Bar of Michigan’s Environmental Law Section, and author of the chapter on the
Michigan Environmental Protection Act.


  • Fellow, American College of Environmental Lawyers (2013-present)
  • Editor, Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook; second edition (2010)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (28 consecutive years)
  • Michigan Super Lawyer (2007, 2012-Present)
  • Who’s Who in American Law (2007-present)
  • Who’s Who in America (2008-present)
  • Who’s Who Legal (2016)
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Environmental Advisory Council (2007-
  • Adjunct lecturer in environmental law, University of Michigan Dearborn (1987-present)
  • State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Section, Distinguished Service Award (1996)
  • Marquis Who’s Who - Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)


  • ITT Industries, Inc. v. BorgWarner, Inc., 700 F. Supp. 2d 848 (WD Mich, 2010) (liability following trial
    apportioned at 2%)
  • John R. Sand & Gravel Co. v. United States, 552 U.S. 130 (2008) (argued) (statute of limitations in Court of
    Federal Claims is jurisdictional)
  • Attorney General v. Clark Refining and Marketing, Inc., No. 229692 (Mich. Ct. App. 2003) (harm from
    leaking underground storage tank divisible)
  • Comerica Bank-Detroit v. Allen Industries, Inc., 769 F. Supp. 1408 (E.D. Mich 1991) (UCFA applies to
    settlements under CERCLA)
  • Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Ontario v. City of Detroit, 874 F.2d 332 (6th Cir. 1989)
    (Clean Air Act does not preempt Michigan Environmental Protection Act)
  • Michigan Humane Society v. Natural Resources Comm’n, 158 Mich. App. 393 (1987) (DNR lacks statutory
    authority to declare open hunting season on mourning doves)


  • Editor and contributing author for the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook, second edition, available
  • Michigan Environmental Protection Act, in Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook (ICLE 1992 and annual
  • Michigan Environmental Protection Act in its Sixth Year: Substantive Environmental Law from Citizen
    Suits, 53 U Detroit J Urban L 589 (1976)
  • Michigan Water Resources Commission Act Amendments: A Response to the Federal Water Pollution
    Control Act Amendments of 1972, 7 U Mich J L Reform 455 (1974)


  • Emerging Riparian Access Issues, seminar on Water Law Basics in Michigan (Lorman Education, Troy,
    Michigan, 2003)
  • So Your Client Wants to Get an Injunction (Environmental Law Section, 2007)

Bar Activities

  • State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Section (Chair 1987-88, Council Member 1981-1985, 1989-95,
  • Michigan Environmental Law Journal (Editor 1985-87)
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee (Chair 1990-91)

Community Activities

  • Kiwanis Club of Royal Oak (Board of Directors 1987-89, 1995-97, 2001-2011; Treasurer 2011-present)
  • Boy Scout Troop 1610 (Assistant Scoutmaster 1999-2003)
  • Cub Scout Pack 1607 (Committee Chair 1991-96)
  • Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church (Elder 2012-2015; Chancel Choir 2000-present)

Jeffrey K Haynes


3001 Big Beaver Road
Suite 200
Troy, MI 48084

T: (248) 282-1070
F: (248) 282-1089

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University of Michigan, J.D., 1975

University of Michigan, B.A., 1972,
with high distinction

Admitted to Practice

Michigan, 1975

Illinois, 1978

District of Columbia, 1979

US Supreme Court, 1979

US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals,

US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals,

US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals,

US Eastern District of Michigan,

US Western District of Michigan,

US Northern District of Illinois,

US Court of Federal Claims,

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Municipal Law


Real Estate

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