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Oct 2005
October 04, 2005

Two Warner Norcross Partners Appointed to State Bar Environmental Section

Two partners from Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have been appointed to serve in leadership positions with the State Bar of Michigan's Environmental Law Section.

John V. Byl will serve as chair-elect of the section, while Dennis J. Donohue will serve a three-year term on the section council. The Environmental Law Section has more than 800 members and provides education, information and analysis about issues of environmental concern through meetings, seminars, public service programs, a law journal and a Web site. Scott D. Hubbard is also a member of the council.

Byl and Donohue both concentrate their practices on environmental law issues, with Byl serving as chair of the Environmental Practice Group at Warner Norcross. The Firm has one of the largest environmental law practices in the state, with more than 20 attorneys who concentrate on all types of air, surface water, groundwater, solid and hazardous waste and other environmental issues.

Byl, who joined the Firm in 1983, is active in a number of professional associations, serving on the board of directors for the West Michigan Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association, as a trustee with the Grand Rapids Bar Association and as a member of the American Bar Association.

Byl is a frequent lecturer on a wide variety of environmental topics for business, government agencies, trade associations and legal organizations. Additionally, he has authored numerous articles and chapters of books on a range of environmental topics. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.

Donohue, who joined the Firm in 1992, is also active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Michigan Water Environment Association, the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the Air and Waste Management Association.

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About Warner Norcross & Judd:

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of Michigan's leading providers of legal services with more than 180 attorneys in four Michigan offices located in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Holland and Muskegon. For the third consecutive year, Warner Norcross was named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine. Nearly half of the Firm's partners are listed in the 2005 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a greater percentage than any other large law firm in Michigan. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting, as one of West Michigan's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For and as the best law firm in Grand Rapids by a Grand Rapids Magazine reader survey. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.

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