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Joseph S. Simpson

Partner
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Direct419.321.1389
Fax419.241.6894
jsimpson@slk-law.com

Assistant

Denise Large
Direct419.321.1434
dlarge@slk-law.com

Joseph S. Simpson has extensive experience in environmental law, including litigation and regulatory counseling regarding environmental matters relating to air, water, solid and hazardous waste, pesticides, underground storage tanks and environmental indemnity.  Joe has represented Fortune 500 clients concerning compliance in CERCLA/Superfund, RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, FIFRA, TSCA and other matters.  In recent years he has served as counsel for a major petroleum company in litigation challenging the company's Clean Air Act permits for multi-billion dollar refinery expansion project.  Joe also served as part of a team that successfully defended a major petroleum company in multi-million dollar litigation related to environmental representations and warranties pertaining to sale of a chemical plant.  He is experienced in class action litigation, having defended a major oil refining company in a putative air pollution class action, defeating a motion for class certification and obtaining partial summary judgment and dismissal of claims.  In the past, Joe has managed the nationwide CERCLA/Superfund litigation and administrative matters for major paper company.  Joe also has extensive experience in environmental indemnity litigation. His practice experience extends to other civil litigation, including product liability, toxic tort, personal injury, civil rights and commercial litigation.  He has represented clients in the automotive, petroleum, rubber, glass, steel, utility, paper, agribusiness and household fixture industries.

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2017

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Ohio AgriBusiness Association
  • Michigan Agri-Business Association 
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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Education

  • J.D., cum laude, The University of Toledo, 1988
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Atlantic Christian College, 1985

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  • Ohio, 1988

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