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Miller Canfield Attorney Speaks at ABA Conference

May 6, 2005

Douglas W. Crim, a principal in the Lansing office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., participated as a panel member at the Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee Midwinter Meeting of the American Bar Association (ABA). He discussed “MIOSHA Criminal Prosecutions: When Referred, When Not: Why or Why Not” at the annual event, which took place in Key West, Florida.

Crim is a frequent lecturer and author on workplace safety and has received OSHA Training Certification. His practice includes administrative, civil and criminal litigation relating to environmental, health and safety law and regulations, as well as proactive counseling of clients on environmental, health and safety compliance matters. He has also provided input on proposed new environmental, health and safety standards and regulations.

His extensive experience spans from defending companies against alleged OSHA/MIOSHA safety violations, civil litigation involving workplace accidents, and criminal prosecution relating to workplace accidents, to representation of large general contractors is sport stadiums, airport projects and convention centers in which health and safety violations are alleged based on the OSHA "Multiemployer Worksite Policy."

Crim received his B.B.A., with honors, from the F. E. Seidman School of Business, Grand Valley State University, and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He was a law clerk to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Thomas Giles Kavanagh, and has served as a Special Assistant to the Michigan Attorney General.

He resides in Haslett, Michigan.

The 340-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw,