Active in civic and charitable affairs, Mr. Haskell has served as a director or trustee of the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Alabama Symphonic Association, the State of Alabama Ballet, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Birmingham Music Club. In addition, he is a member of the Trustees' Committee of the Folger Shakespeare Library, a Thomas Pope Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, a member of the National Committee of the United States Junior Tennis League, and a member of the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Advisory Board. He is a lifetime member of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Presidents Society and a member of the Friends of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Legislative Network. In 2005, he and his wife Susan received the "Outstanding Philanthropist" Award from the Alabama Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Haskell has been involved in entrepreneurial start-ups in the real estate and construction industries, has served as a director of companies in the banking, real estate and medical device industries, has practiced in the legal department of a large energy company and has served as a Visiting Research Assistant at the University of Muenster (Germany). He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Municipal Law), Alabama Super Lawyers, and in The Global Directory of Who's Who for his contributions and achievements in the fields of public finance, economic development and governmental law.