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About Benjamin

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.

work Experience

Jan. 1, 2002 - Jan. 1, 2003

Field Technician / Geologist
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA)
Jan. 1, 2003 - Jan. 1, 2005

Associate Attorney
D. Haywood & Associates, P.C.
Jan. 1, 2008 - Jan. 1, 2010

Senior Associate Attorney
Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC
Jan. 1, 2010 - Current

school Education

Central Michigan University
BS - Bachelor of Science

University of Wyoming
MS - Master of Science

Michigan State University College of Law
JD - Juris Doctor

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Certificate of Completion
MSU Trial Practice Institute

group Associations

Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals
2013 - Current

Fowlerville Business Association
2012 - Current

State Bar of Michigan
2008 - Current

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Hydraulic Fracturing: Debate Over Groundwater Impacts Continues
FBMJ Hydraulic Fracturing Resource Page

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