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McClure, Douglas

Winter 2018

1031 Legal Research

​Douglas G. McClure is a partner with Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick, P.C., a mid-size Michigan law firm, where he focuses his practice on environmental law. He received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and undergraduate degrees in political science and mathematics (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, high distinction in mathematics) from the University of Illinois. Before moving to Michigan in 1991, McClure worked as an environmental and real estate associate at Jenner & Block in Chicago and at Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now SNR Denton).

McClure represents individuals, small businesses, nonprofits, citizen groups, retailers, developers, banks, and manufacturers in matters across the environmental law spectrum including wetlands, lakes and streams, air pollution, water pollution, Superfund and RCRA cleanups, hazardous waste compliance, permits, environmental audits, toxic torts, citizen suits, environmental crimes, and transactions involving contaminated property. He has negotiated and resolved complex environmental matters with federal, state, and local environmental agencies, and has litigated environmental cases in federal courts, state courts, and in administrative hearings.

McClure is a board member of the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority of Washtenaw County, which coordinates public funding for the reuse and redevelopment of environmentally impacted property. He has taught the Environmental Law course at Cooley Law School in Ann Arbor since 2011, and wrote and annually updates the "Environmental Issues" and "Environmental Torts" treatise chapters for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education. McClure has guest lectured in the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, the School of Natural Resources and Environment, and in the Environmental Journalism course in U-M's Program in the Environment. He has been a speaker, moderator, and roundtable leader for the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Association of Realtors, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

McClure is AV Rated, a Michigan "Superlawyer," and a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. He currently serves as chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a director at large of the Washtenaw County Bar Association.


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