J. Kevin West
Member
(614) 458-9889
Office: Columbus
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
Attorney
J.D. University of Kentucky
A.B. Centre College of Kentucky
Licensure: KY | OH
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Biography

For over 25 years, Kevin West's practice has been focused on the energy industry, both as an outside and in-house attorney.  His practice includes complex litigation, and he has taken several hundred cases to trial.  He has also handled asset and stock transactions, lease transactions, and land and legal due diligence for acquisitions and regulatory matters.  He has managed the governmental affairs process and drafted legislation regarding natural gas operations.  He has also defended clients charged with violations of federal criminal laws.  Mr. West is the Managing Member of the Columbus, Ohio office, but also spends time in our Lexington, Kentucky office.

Work Experience

2012 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2009-2012 Managing Director, External Affairs, EQT Corporation
2008-2009 Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Equitable Prod. Co.
2007-2008 Vice President and General Counsel, Equitable Production Company
1990-2007 Partner, McCoy, West & Franklin (formerly McCoy, Baker & West)
1986-1990 Associate, McCoy, Baker & Newcomer

Speaking Engagements

"Claims for Relief," Kentucky Civil Practice

Key Experience

Coordinated, filed, and prosecuted condemnation project for seventy mile FERC interstate pipeline project
Filed recent Ohio condemnation action in federal court for property associated with mile FERC interstate pipeline project
Tried several trespass actions

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board of Directors, Kentucky Oil & Gas Association
Ohio Oil & Gas Association
Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors, Kentucky Bar Association 1988-2004
Kentucky Law Journal, 1984-1986
Ohio State Bar Association - Natural Resources Section, Litigation Section, Criminal Practice Section
Kentucky Bar Association - Mineral Law Section, Criminal Practice Section

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