Joseph S. Simpson: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Joseph S. Simpson


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Practice Areas

  • Agribusiness and Cooperatives
  • Litigation
  • Environmental
University Atlantic Christian College, B.S., magna cum laude, 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of Toledo, J.D., cum laude, 1988
Admitted1988, Ohio

Professional and Community Affiliations

•Ohio AgriBusiness Association
•Michigan Agri-Business Association
•Toledo Bar Association
•Ohio Bar Association
•American Bar Association

BornCincinnati, Ohio, December 28, 1962

Joseph S. Simpson has extensive experience in environmental law, including litigation and regulatory counseling regarding environmental matters relating to air, water, solid and hazardous waste, pesticides, underground storage tanks and environmental indemnity. Joe has represented Fortune 500 clients concerning compliance in CERCLA/Superfund, RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, FIFRA, TSCA and other matters. In recent years he has served as counsel for a major petroleum company in litigation challenging the company's Clean Air Act permits for multi-billion dollar refinery expansion project. Joe also served as part of a team that successfully defended a major petroleum company in multi-million dollar litigation related to environmental representations and warranties pertaining to sale of a chemical plant. He is experienced in class action litigation, having defended a major oil refining company in a putative air pollution class action, defeating a motion for class certification and obtaining partial summary judgment and dismissal of claims. In the past, Joe has managed the nationwide CERCLA/Superfund litigation and administrative matters for major paper company. Joe also has extensive experience in environmental indemnity litigation. His practice experience extends to other civil litigation, including product liability, toxic tort, personal injury, civil rights and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in the automotive, petroleum, rubber, glass, steel, utility, paper, agribusiness and household fixture industries.


•Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2016

News Releases

08.19.2015 Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America 2016

08.21.2014 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015

08.15.2013 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014

08.28.2012 81 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013

09.07.2011 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2012

08.12.2010 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011


05.01.2014 Not Your Father's Arbitration

Spring 2014 Party-Appointed Arbitrators: Ethical Concerns, The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 17, No. 2, Spring 2014

October 2013 Co-Author, Forum 2013 Intensive Program: Mediation, American Bar Association 36th Forum on Franchising

Summer 2013 Not Your Father's Arbitration, Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 16:3

02.2013 Leverage: Understanding your Power and Position, Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative Press

11.01.2012 International Arbitration, insights Newsletter, Fall 2012

10.01.2012 Co-Author, Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments 2012 (ABA)

09.2012 Mediation 2.0, The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 15, No. 4, Fall 2012

09.2011 Co-Author, The Franchisee Lawyer's Checklist: What Every Franchisee Lawyer Should Know, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising

05.15.2011 Key Legal and Business Ethics Issues for Franchise Lawyers, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

11.01.2010 The Automobile Industry Special - Binding Arbitration Program: A Review and Analysis

10.01.2010 Mandatory Arbitration of GM and Chrysler Dealer Terminations - Did It Work?

07.06.2010 Can We Resolve Franchise Disputes Faster, Cheaper, and Better?

10.14.2009 Mediating Franchise Disputes

06.15.2008 The Client's Guide to Mediation and Arbitration: The Strategy for Winning

02.11.2008 Amended FTC Franchise Rule Affects Franchisees: Right of Franchise Association Disclosure Takes Effect in '08

10.10.2007 FTC Rule Revision Benefits Independent Franchisee Associations

10.09.2007 Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee: The Lure of Floating Forum Selection Clauses

2007 A Step-by-Step Look at Dispute Resolution, in Inside the Minds: Mediation and Arbitration Best Practices (Boston: Aspatore Books)

03.01.2006 Franchise Brokers: Buyer Beware

10.01.2005 47 Litigation Writing Rules

05.01.2005 Forty-Five Litigation Writing Rules. Ohio Lawyer

01.01.2005 43 Litigation Writing Rules

10.2003 What's in a name? Just the essence of a franchise system. Indus Journal: B10

06.2003 Court Decision Gives Franchisees Hope in Termination Battles. Indus Journal: 11


Spring 2012 insights Newsletter - Spring 2012


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Joseph S. Simpson

1000 Jackson Street
ToledoOH 43604-5573


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