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Kevin Barley is more than just a litigator and has truly earned the role of trusted advisor in the eyes of his clients.  As a commercial litigator with first chair jury trial experience, Kevin helps clients in the energy, manufacturing, and construction industries avoid, mitigate, and resolve costly and disruptive disputes.  Clients appreciate that Kevin takes the time to learn the ins and outs of their business and industry, all with a goal of developing a creative and successful dispute strategy.   

Kevin is adept at working with technical experts to develop relevant work product and testimony, drive investigation and remediation projects, and discredit opposing experts for administrative and litigation matters. 

Kevin has a diverse legal background and often combines his experience in environmental, litigation, regulatory, and business transactions to guide his clients toward their greatest success.

Key Experience

Co-lead counsel representing an oil and gas company permittee in a series of hearings before a township’s zoning hearing board to successfully defend constitutional challenge to township’s drilling ordinance and drill permit; hearings involved examination of technical experts on land use, construction, environmental, and health and safety matters and acoustical engineering analysis; continued representation of permittee and successor in interest in subsequent appeals to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and successful remand to the Commonwealth Court
Co-lead counsel representing prime construction contractor joint venture on a federal nuclear construction project on variety of business, procurement, investigation, and construction matters, including domestic and international fabrication subcontractors’ claims involving defective design specifications, delay damages, attorneys’ fees, and punitive damages
Lead counsel representing an oil and gas company in hearings before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) to successfully defend landmark constitutional challenge to PADEP drilling permits

Work Experience

2021 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2015-2020 Frost Brown Todd LLC
2010-2015 Burleson, LLP
2000-2010 Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C.