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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

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Enforcement Basics: Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Law

2nd Annual Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Management Conference

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
Kentucky
Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
ABA Occupational Safety & Health Law Committee
Education
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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Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Stites & Harbison has assembled a Coronavirus Response Team which consists of a cross-disciplinary task force of attorneys and critical staff members to ensure our firm remains “On the Job” for you. Updated 03/26/20

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 26, 2020
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Stites & Harbison welcomes S. Kelly Gilliam

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney S. Kelly Gilliam back to the firm’s Louisville, Ky., office. He will rejoin the Construction Service Group and Employment Law Service Group as Counsel.

by S. Kelly Gilliam February 18, 2020
Client Alerts

You may be retaliating against your employees without realizing it

OSHA’s much maligned anti-retaliation rule took effect December 1, 2016. The rule seeks to prevent certain post-accident drug testing policies and safety incentive programs which, in OSHA’s opinion, discourage employees from reporting injuries and accidents...
by S. Kelly Gilliam January 31, 2017
Client Alerts

Laying the Groundwork for an Employee Misconduct Defense

Too often, employers receive OSHA citations based on the actions of wayward employees, or what OSHA refers to as “employee misconduct.” With rising OSHA fines and the increased use of safety records in determining contractor...
by S. Kelly Gilliam January 27, 2016