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Benjamin Lee Fruchey

Benjamin Lee Fruchey

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources, Commercial, Litigation, Class Action, Insurance

About Me

Mr. Fruchey is a senior associate at the firm. His practice focuses on environmental, toxic tort, and products liability litigation, permitting and compliance with environmental regulations, and defending against alleged violations of environmental regulations.


Before joining Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC, Mr. Fruchey worked as an associate attorney at a boutique environmental law firm where his practice involved assisting clients in their efforts to obtain environmental permits, resolving environmental permit violations, and litigating denied permits under Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA). He also gained considerable experience in matters involving land use and real property law. He has served as the chairperson of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Portland, Michigan. During law school, Mr. Fruchey interned for Justice Elizabeth Weaver of the Michigan Supreme Court.


Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Fruchey worked as an environmental consultant for Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, Inc. ("CRA"). While at CRA, he worked on matters involving CERCLA, RCRA and TSCA, and has extensive experience conducting soil and groundwater sampling in accordance with the appropriate operational memos under NREPA, including Parts 213 and 201, among others. His consulting experience in this area helps him advise clients on the appropriate scope of work needed to accomplish investigative goals. In addition, Mr. Fruchey has assisted in the planning and implementation of a soil and groundwater remediation project in southeastern Michigan. As a geoscientist at ConocoPhillips in Houston, TX, he gained experience in oil and gas exploration and production, such as maximizing recovery from oil fields.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Insurance: 20%
  2. Class Action: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Commercial: 20%
  5. Environmental and Natural Resources: 20%



Hourly ($185-225/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Foley Baron Metzger & Juip PLLC

38777 6 Mile Rd Ste 300
Livonia, MI, 48152-2660



MIActive And In Good Standing200808/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of CompletionMSU Trial Practice Institute2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Associate AttorneyFoley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyD. Haywood & Associates, P.C.2008 - 2010
Field Technician / GeologistConestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA)2003 - 2005
GeoscientistConocoPhillips2002 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Michigan Association of Environmental ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Fowlerville Business AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2008 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
FBMJ Hydraulic Fracturing Resource PageHydraulic Fracturing: Debate Over Groundwater Impacts Continues2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of WyomingGeologyMS - Master of ScienceN/A
Central Michigan UniversityEnvironmental Geology / HydrogeologyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Various Insurance CompaniesHydraulic Fracturing: Process, Risks, Liability, Coverage and Related Matters2013