A member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Chuck concentrates his law practice almost exclusively in environmental and First Amendment and media law matters. His clients include municipalities, companies and individuals as he assists them with:
- Environmental Law: Litigation; air, water, waste, natural resource permitting and approval; air, water, soil, ground water, surface water, natural resource, right to know regulatory compliance, negotiation of contracts, insurance, review of due diligence for transactions, investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites, sewer authorities, and recycling.
- First Amendment and Media Law: Libel litigation; Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and issues, Open Meetings Act issues, subpoenas, news gathering issues, courtroom access issues and access to court record issues.
- General Litigation and Appellate Work: Insurance defense, commercial litigation, defense of claims brought by United States and State units and defense of municipalities.
Chuck is a frequent author on environmental and first amendment issues and was recognized as an outstanding writer early in his professional career when he was articles editor for the Indiana Law Review.
Chuck has authored numerous articles of interest for legal and trade publications throughout Michigan.
He has always been involved with professional and community affairs. He has served as section chair for the Environmental Law Section of the Michigan State Bar, is very active in the American Inns of Court at Michigan State University College of Law and is serving for a second stint on the Ingham County Bar Association Board of Directors and has been elected as Board secretary.
HONORS & RECOGNITIONS
AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America® 1993-2020 (Environmental Law; First Amendment Law; Natural Resources Law; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – First Amendment)
Best Lawyers® 2014, 2016 Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Lansing
Michigan Super Lawyers Environmental, 2005-2018
- Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.
- 313 S Washington Sq
- Phone: (517) 371-8155
- Fax: (517) 371-8200