Gregory P. Neil
Member
(304) 526-8093
Office: Huntington
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
Attorney
J.D. University of Kentucky
B.A. Berea College
Licensure: KY | WV
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Biography

Greg Neil is an attorney in the Litigation Department at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC and focuses his practice in the areas of construction litigation, energy litigation, and insurance defense.  Mr. Neil has litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts involving construction defects, delay claims, personal injuries, premises liability, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and workers’ compensation immunity.  Mr. Neil serves on the Construction Law Committee and the Health & Safety Committee for Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia and is a member of Associated General Contractors of Kentucky and Associated General Contractors of America.  Mr. Neil serves as Vice Chair of the firm’s Construction Team.

Work Experience

2009 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1995-2006 Construction Team Leader, Heritage Home Crafters, LLC
2003-2005 Information Systems & Services Technician, Berea College
2002 Student Mentoring Program Coordinator, Glenville State College

Speaking Engagements

“Construction Law: Advanced Issues & Answers,” National Business Institute Seminar, December 2015

Greg Neil and Rebecca Bates-Manno, “Of Terabytes, Trials, and Horseshoe Nails: Managing Construction Disputes in the Digital Age,” Kentucky Constructor Magazine, Summer 2015

Greg Neil, “Winning the Blame Game: Shifting Liability in Complex Construction Litigation,” Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia 2015 Annual Notebook of Articles

Don’t Lose Your Shirt: A Tactical Guide to Construction Litigation and How to Avoid It,” Contractor’s Association of West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition, March 2015

Greg Neil, “OSHA’s New Confined Space Rules May Squeeze Unwary Employers,” Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Newsletter, 2015

Construction Defect Disputes & Litigation: Using Coverage, Case Law and Indemnification to Shift Liability,” National Business Institute seminar, December 2014

Greg Neil and Jeff Phillips, “Kentucky Supreme Court: Mine Foremen are not Required to be Experts in Other Industries’ Safety Standards,” Steptoe & Johnson Client Alert

“W.Va. Supreme Court: Personal Injury Defendants Not Entitled to Benefit of Medical Bill Write-Offs,” Steptoe & Johnson Client Alert

Patricia Proctor, J. Kevin West and Gregory P. Neil, "Moving Through the Rocky Legal Terrain to Find A 'Safe' Royalty Clause or A 'New' Market at the Well," 19 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 145 (2012)

Key Experience

Represented contractors, owners, architects, and engineers in numerous property damage, breach of contract, and faulty construction claims
Defended numerous personal injury actions in West Virginia and Kentucky
Tried to verdict right of way litigation defending national energy company

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Construction Law Committee, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Safety & Health Committee, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
West Virginia Supreme Court
Kentucky Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

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