50 North Laura Street, Suite 3300
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Don has practiced for more than 25 years as an environmental attorney with particular additional experience handling safety and health matters. He provides advice on regulatory compliance as well as strategic advice on the environmental, safety and health aspects of numerous business and real estate transactions, including hazardous substance or petroleum contamination and indoor air quality.
Don also has litigated government enforcement and private party cases involving all major federal environmental, safety and health statutes, as well as commercial disputes involving environmental issues, and common law toxic torts.
He focuses on the coordination of regulatory actions driven by government agencies with mass tort litigation defense arising from hazardous substance or petroleum contamination. He has practiced before federal and state courts and agencies, and in alternate dispute resolution, throughout the eastern United States. He regularly advises clients in the aftermath of workplace accidents and on managing agency investigations.
The common theme of his work in litigation or business transactions is the assessment and avoidance, or minimization and management, of regulatory, commercial and tort risk.
Before focusing on environmental, safety and health, his litigation experience included landlord-tenant, condemnation, general commercial litigation, and products liability cases. Before law school, he spent three years teaching school, and four years as a caseworker in a juvenile and domestic relations court.
Since 2004, Don has been an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, teaching “Environmental and Toxic Tort Law” and “Environmental Law and Business.”
|Areas of Practice||1) Environmental, 2) Pesticides and Chemicals, 3) Environmental Litigation, 4) Toxic Torts and 5) Occupational Safety and Health|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1982|
|Education||University of Virginia, M.Ed, 1976; College of William & Mary, B.A., 1972|
|Bar Member / Association||Virginia State Bar Association, Florida State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||McGuireWoods LLP|
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