Gary E. Steinbauer

Area of Emphasis

Gary Steinbauer is an associate in the Environmental Group of Babst Calland. Mr. Steinbauer has experience with a broad range of environmental regulatory programs and assists clients on a variety of environmental matters.


Prior to joining Babst Calland, Mr. Steinbauer spent nearly eight years working as an attorney in Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While at the U.S. EPA, he handled civil enforcement matters brought under major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act; and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Mr. Steinbauer also advised EPA regional program offices on complex permitting matters arising under Clean Air Act’s Title V program and the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program.

Before working at the EPA, Mr. Steinbauer practiced commercial litigation at the Detroit office of a multinational law firm and clerked for the Honorable Patrick J. Duggan, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mr. Steinbauer earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo Law School in 2006, where he was elected to the Order of Coif and served as the managing editor of the University of Toledo Law Review. In 2002, he graduated from the Ohio University with a B.S. in Environmental Biology.

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Steinbauer is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Michigan, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is actively involved in leadership roles within the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.