Jeffrey K. Phillips

Member

Quick Info

Phone:
(859) 219-8210
Office:
Lexington, KY

Biography

Jeff Phillips concentrates his practice on complex and commercial litigation.  He represents businesses, particularly energy companies, in claims of wrongful death, fraud, deliberate intent, personal injury, and alleged violations of MSHA regulations. He has tried cases to verdict in federal and state courts for 20 years.  Jeff has also been involved in administrative and appellate proceedings.  He is the Managing Member of the firm's Lexington, Kentucky office.

Representative Experience

  • Defended businesses in wrongful death and paraplegia lawsuits
  • Represented numerous companies in contract disputes
  • Defended national companies from claims of discrimination
  • Defended coal operators in fatality and injury investigations by MSHA, the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety & Licensing and the West Virginia Office of Miners Health, Safety & Training
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in serious personal injury cases
  • Represented companies charged with more than $1,000,000 in MSHA fines
  • Defended coal miners in decertification proceedings
  • Assisted mining companies in investigations of discrimination complaints
  • Defended coal companies in wrongful discharge cases
  • Represented a major coal operator in a dispute with MSHA concerning MSHA's search and inspection of employee's vehicle on mine property
  • Represented coal company in a "fugitive dust" case
  • Represented coal companies before the Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission regarding "flagrant violations," "imminent danger" orders, and forced production of company records
  • Assisted coal mine operator in a potential pattern of violations (PPOV) matter
  • Involved in collaborative strategy sessions concerning "pattern of violations" issues
  • Defended coal operators in numerous Section 105 proceedings
  • Presented at many industry associations' legal training meetings and seminars

Professional Snapshot

Education

  • B.S. Point Park College
  • J.D. University of Pittsburgh

Experience

1991 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Memberships & Awards

Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
The Best Lawyers in America®
Super Lawyers®

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