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Douglas G. Haynam

Partner
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Direct419.321.1354
Fax419.241.6894
dhaynam@slk-law.com

Assistant

Becky Deal
Direct419.321.1433
bdeal@slk-law.com

Clients turn to Doug for his thorough and comprehensive understanding of the environmental landscape as it applies to compliance and enforcement matters. He has a broad range of experience in environmental and administrative law, including environmental compliance, litigation, consultation, and civil and criminal enforcement matters. His unique experience in addressing the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and state hazardous and solid waste issues, as well as Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) cleanups gives him valuable perspective on regulatory complexities, including:

  • Defense of enforcement initiatives
  • Administrative orders and discovery
  • Interaction with regulators
  • Development of compliance strategies
  • Permitting
  • Remediation
  • Natural resource damage claims
  • Cost recovery actions
  • Third-party practice

In addition to RCRA and CERCLA, Doug has extensive experience under, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federial Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and other environmental statutes and regulatory programs.

When serving in the capacity of lead counsel to large groups at a number of CERCLA sites, Doug has assembled multi-party joint initiatives to construct multi-million dollar remedial construction projects, created legal entities to oversee the long-term operation and maintenance of constructed remedial facilities, and led group cost recovery efforts. He has significant experience advising clients regarding:

  • Environmental issues in business transactions
  • Brownfield matters
  • real estate transactions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Environmental audits
  • Insurance claims related to environmental matters.

Doug has also been involved in a variety of permit proceedings, including an evidentiary permit proceeding for a hazardous waste management facility, where his clients have benefited from his extensive experience in challenging agency rulemaking actions.

Outside the environmental arena, Doug’s work is enhanced by a wealth of business related civil litigation, regulatory, and administrative practice matters, including:

  • Construction disputes
  • Contract and warranty disputes
  • Employment matters
  • Labor disputes
  • Personal injury claims
  • Public election law matters

He has covered a wide range of matters before state and federal agencies, such as licensing, permitting, enforcement and related investigation and inquiry, administrative rulemaking, as well as state and federal court litigation following administrative action. Additionally, he has served as a mediator.

In his free time, Doug serves as a member of City Counsel in Sylvania and a Trustee for the Boy Scouts of America’s Erie Shores Council Endowment, and cherishes spending time with his grandchildren. Doug is also known to enjoy an occasional bourbon and riding his Harley, but not at the same time.

Representative Matters

Doug's representative clients of public record have included companies in the automobile, glass, rubber, paper, steel, petrochemical, waste management, agriculture, commercial food, real estate, and utility industries, as well as nonprofit entities.

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1993 - 2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2004 -2012
  • America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers & Partners, Natural Resources & Environment practice
  • Toledo Business Journal, “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law”
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources
  • The International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee, past-Chair
  • State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Section
  • American Bar Association, National Resources Law and Litigation Sections
  • City of Sylvania, Ohio, City Council Member
  • Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America, Past President, Board Member, Executive Committee; Endowment Trustee

News Releases

09.10.2018Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Toledo Business Journal’s "Who’s Who In Toledo Area Law"
08.17.2018Douglas G. Haynam Appointed to Ohio State Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Candidates
08.15.2018Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019
05.03.2018Shumaker Attorneys and Practice Areas Recognized by Chambers USA
08.17.2017Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
06.01.2017Chambers USA Recognizes Shumaker Attorneys and Practice Areas
08.16.2016Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017
06.06.2016Shumaker Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers in Chambers USA
08.19.2015Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2016
05.27.2015Chambers USA Recognizes Shumaker Attorneys and Practices
08.21.201483 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
05.29.2014Shumaker Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers in Chambers USA
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
05.29.2013Shumaker Recognized in Chambers USA
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
06.15.2012Shumaker Recognized in Chambers USA
04.02.2012Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named To Corporate Counsel’s "2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Energy/Environmental/Natural Resources Law"
12.20.2011Shumaker Attorneys Named to 2012 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars
09.15.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law” Recognition
09.07.201170 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® 2012
06.13.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USA
12.20.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars
08.12.201070 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
07.29.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Area Law” Recognition
05.06.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USA

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Education

  • J.D., with honors, Ohio State University, 1980
  • B.S., cum laude, Miami University, 1977

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1980
  • Michigan, 1981

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