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.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2008||05/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Completion||MSU Trial Practice Institute||2008|
|Senior Associate Attorney||Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||D. Haywood & Associates, P.C.||2008 - 2010|
|Field Technician / Geologist||Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA)||2003 - 2005|
|Geoscientist||ConocoPhillips||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals||Member||2013 - Present|
|Fowlerville Business Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2008 - Present|
|FBMJ Hydraulic Fracturing Resource Page||Hydraulic Fracturing: Debate Over Groundwater Impacts Continues||2012|
|Michigan State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of Wyoming College of Law||Geology||MS - Master of Science||N/A|
|Central Michigan University||Environmental Geology / Hydrogeology||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Various Insurance Companies||Hydraulic Fracturing: Process, Risks, Liability, Coverage and Related Matters||2013|