Douglas J. Crouse is an Associate in the Coal and Energy industry groups, focusing primarily on litigation. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia.
Doug’s practice involves environmental litigation at the state and federal levels, as well as advising clients on permitting, surface mining, water discharge, and other environmental issues. His mission in his practice is to find answers to the complex environmental questions and issues presented in cases. Doug is not afraid to dig deep into research to uncover solutions for his clients. He’s defended numerous energy companies in federal court against Clean Water Act citizen suits filed by environmental activist groups, and represented and counseled energy companies in a variety of cases and appeals. A people-person at heart, getting to know his clients is Doug’s favorite part of what he does and what keeps him motivated every day.
Doug is committed to ensuring a bright future for the next generation of West Virginians. He’s been an asset to Jackson Kelly’s youth mentoring program, Education Elevators, serving as a mentor since he joined the Firm and as a board member since 2015. While in law school at Wake Forest, he served as a member of his law school’s Youth Advocacy Group and volunteered as a youth basketball coach.
Not one to miss a beat (he is a drummer, after all), Doug enjoys the vibrant local music scene in the Charleston area. On any given Saturday between August and November, you’ll probably find him in the stands at Milan-Puskar Stadium, cheering on the West Virginia Mountaineers.