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Phone: (734) 761-9000
Fax: (734) 761-9001

Douglas G. McClure has over 25 years of experience in environmental, real estate, and business law, and has been with Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick since 1991.

Mr. McClure specializes in environmental law. His environmental work includes:

  • Brownfield development and financing, liability protection, environmental financial incentives, cleanups and investigations, Superfund and RCRA sites, storage tank closures, enforcement actions
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Environmental litigation and administrative hearings
  • Environmental insurance coverage issues
  • RCRA corrective action and EPA Prospective Purchaser Agreements
  • EPA Administrative Orders
  • Environmental permits
  • Environmental due diligence, Phase I and II Assessments and Baseline Environmental Assessments
  • Regulatory compliance and Due Care Plans
  • Negotiating environmental agreements
  • Negotiating with U.S. EPA and MDEQ on enforcement and compliance matters
  • Resolving indoor air, mold and asbestos issues
  • Environmental mediation

Mr. McClure is currently the Chair of the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, and Vice-Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section Committee on Environmental Litigation and Administrative Practice. He is the author of two annually updated environmental chapters in publications of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education: Environmental Issues, in Buying and Selling a Business in Michigan, 2nd Edition; and Environmental Torts, in Torts, Michigan Law and Practice, 2nd Edition, as well as the author of numerous articles on environmental law topics.

Mr. McClure is a Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, where he teaches the Environmental Administrative Law Practicum.

Education and Training:

University of Illinois -- B.A. 1984 (Political Science and Mathematics), Magna Cum Laude, High Distinction in Mathematics, Phi Beta Kappa

Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley -- JD, 1987 (Prosser Prize in Civil Procedure)

Completed 40-hour SCAO-Approved General Civil Mediation Training, ICLE, 2015.

Selected Publications:

“All That One In A Million Talk: A Legal Analysis of Cleanup Criteria,” The Michigan Environmental Professional (Winter 2014)

“Don’t Ditch the Law: Protect Wetlands By Sticking To The Law,” Michigan Farm News (2012)

"Due Diligence for Residential Property," Washtenaw County Bar Journal (July 2008)

“Environmental Issues in Leasing,” Ann Arbor Business Review, Vol. 4, Issue 44 (November, 2006)

"Environmental Due Diligence -- Breaking Ground," Michigan REALTOR (September, 2006)

"EPA's New All Appropriate Inquiries Rule Creates New Standard for Environmental Due Diligence," Washtenaw County Bar Journal (January, 2006)

"Environmental Issues" chapter in Buying and Selling a Business in Michigan, 2d Edition (Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education; 2003 - 2015)

"Environmental Torts" chapter in Torts: Michigan Law and Practice, 2nd Edition (Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education; 2001 - 2015)

"Taking Due Care Of a Facility," Washtenaw County Bar Journal (April 1999)

"The Clean-Up of Michigan Environmental Law: Public Act 71 of 1995," Michigan Bar Journal (January 1996)

Professional Conferences:

Roundtable Leader, “Vapor Intrusion Pathway,” 2013 Continuing Education Program (State Bar of Michigan)

Moderator, “Environmental Law Workshop,” 2008 U.S. Law Conference, International Council of Shopping Centers, Hollywood, Florida

Moderator, “Today’s Environmental Issues,” Mich. Association of Realtors 2007 Annual Conference

Moderator, “The Dirt on Environmental Law - Opportunities and Pitfalls,” 2007 Annual Joint Meeting of Michigan State Bar Real Estate Law Section and International Council of Shopping Centers.

Professional and Civic Involvement:

  • Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals, Member
  • University of Michigan Law School, Lecturer
  • Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Past Board Member, Past Chair of Environmental and Real Estate Law Section
  • Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Board Chair
  • State Bar of Michigan; Member of Environmental Law and Real Estate Law Sections, Vice-Chair of Environmental Litigation and Administrative Practice Committee
  • American Bar Association; Member of Environmental Law and Property Law Sections
  • The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Contributing Author
  • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, Board Member; Past Chair of Public Policy Committee
  • Emerson School, Past Board of Trustees Member
  • Volunteer Attorney for Legal Services of South Central Michigan and Community Legal Resources


  • Illinois, 1987
  • Michigan, 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit