S. Kelly Gilliam

Kelly Gilliam is a member of the firm’s Construction Service Group with a focus in Occupational Safety and Health (“OSHA”) compliance and disputes as well as the Employment Law Service Group. Kelly is former General Counsel of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Department of Workplace Standards (“Kentucky OSHA”). He now represents employers in contesting OSHA citations, navigating OSHA inspections, and advising and training employees in OSHA compliance.

Kelly also advises owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and materials suppliers in all phases of the construction process, including disputes and litigation.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

OSHA Issues a Draft of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

COVID-19’S Impact on the Construction Industry

Speaker, 2020 Construction Law Institute, UK/CLE, November 11, 2020

OSHA Revises COVID-19 Guidance

OSHA Recognizes Employers’ Good Faith Efforts

Enforcement Basics: Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Law

2nd Annual Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Management Conference

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Keeping OSHA Out of Your Bank Account!

NASCC: The Steel Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 23, 2017

You may be retaliating against your employees without realizing it

Laying the Groundwork for an Employee Misconduct Defense

So your client got an OSHA Violation . . . Now What?

Webinar presenter, ABA Forum on Construction Law, May 21, 2015

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
ABA Occupational Safety & Health Law Committee
More Than Stites & Harbison

Kelly previously was an attorney with Stites from 2015 to 2018 before becoming General Counsel of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Department of Workplace Standards. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to Justice Bill Cunningham of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Kelly enjoys playing golf, backpacking, and spending time with his wife and two sons -- in no particular order. Kelly is also an avid college basketball fan.

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