Gregory P. Neil
(304) 526-8093
Office: Huntington
J.D. University of Kentucky
B.A. Berea College
Licensure: KY | WV
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Greg Neil is an attorney in the Litigation Department at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC and focuses his practice in the areas of construction litigation, business 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, Associated General Contractors of America, Contractors’ Association of West Virginia, and Associated Builders and Contractors. Mr. Neil leads the firm's Construction Law 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: What Do You Do When….?” National Business Institute Seminar, November 2017 (Pending)

“When Change Strikes: Surviving the Winds of Change During the Construction Process,” Associated Builders and Contractors, August 2017

“What Do You Do When The Contract Changes?” Associated Builders and Contractors, August, 2017

“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
Won summary judgment for residential developer in boundary dispute litigation with townhouse purchaser

Memberships & Awards

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
Ohio Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit