Butzel Long attorney re-elected to Board of Regents of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long senior attorney Jack D. Shumate has been re-elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. The College recognizes the achievements of outstanding environmental attorneys and focus their efforts to enhance the practice of environmental law.

Based in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office, Mr. Shumate specializes in environmental, natural resources, insurance coverage matters and appellate law. He is the firm's Senior Environmental Attorney, having been engaged in all aspects of environmental law since 1975.

Mr. Shumate has a broad background in real estate and corporate transactions and related litigation and legislative relations. Prior to joining the firm, he served in the Corporate Legal Department of Consumers Power Company. He also has served as a legal and legislative advisor to the Governor of Ohio.

Mr. Shumate is an active member, and past Chairperson, of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is a founding regent and charter fellow of The American College of Environmental Lawyers. Mr. Shumate is a frequent author and lecturer on real estate and environmental topics and has served as an expert witness concerning environmental and attorney malpractice issues. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Shumate has a B.S. Degree in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and obtained his J.D. Degree in 1962 from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law of Northern Kentucky University.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long was established in 1854 and is headquartered in Detroit. Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Holland, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is the sole Michigan member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com().

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