As a registered professional engineer and attorney, Steven represents owners, contractors, and design professionals in all aspects of the construction and design process. He successfully litigates cases in state and federal courts, and regularly manages the resolution of disputes for clients. Having spent time working as an engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet prior to becoming an attorney, Steven continues to maintain in-depth knowledge of the multiple demands placed on owners, design professionals and contractors involved in complex transportation projects.
More Than Stites & Harbison
Steven is a member of the Board of Directors of the Shelby Co. UK Alumni Association, and the finance committee of Centenary United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, Ky.
Property Damages — Defending multiple engineering firms in cases involving allegations of property damage caused by defective design or construction
Personal Injury Claims — Defending engineering firm in a multi-party dispute involving personal injury claims arising from a propane gas explosion
Product Liability — Defending major international equipment manufacturer in multiple product liability cases
- Assisted contractors in protesting multiple OSHA citations and penalties
- Successfully resolved dispute on behalf of a contractor accused of submitting fraudulent payment documents to a government agency
- Obtained a favorable settlement of subcontractor’s delay claim against a government agency arising from relocation of water and sewer lines on a highway project
- Negotiated a favorable settlement with a state transportation agency concerning payment for material on a highway project that allegedly did not comply with the agency's standard specifications