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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.

Location

  • 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
    Louisville, KY 40202-3352

Education

  • University of Kentucky , J.D., magna cum laude, graduated 2007
  • University of Kentucky, M.S. Civil Engineering, graduated 1999
  • University of Kentucky, B.S., cum laude, Civil Engineering, graduated 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Society of Civil Engineers - Member
  • Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors - Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Louisville Bar Association - Member
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Ky., No. 22555

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court or the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court or the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Construction Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Construction Law, Louisville (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2015-present)

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

Construction Disputes

  • 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

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