K. Brad Oakley is a Member in the Construction and Manufacturing industry groups, focusing primarily on workplace safety and health. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Lexington, Kentucky.
Brad’s practice includes workplace safety and health, where he represents mining, construction, and general industry clients in safety and health enforcement actions issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), including state-run OSHA programs.
Brad’s experience includes defending operators in significant MSHA proceedings before administrative law judges and representing operators in accident and fatality investigations by MSHA and OSHA. In addition, he’s defended operators in MSHA 105(c) discrimination claims, representing agents of operators in civil, and criminal, and licensing proceedings.
Brad also has significant experience representing healthcare providers and other professionals in defense of malpractice claims. Additionally, Brad’s practice includes representation of alcohol licensees in all aspects of the industry, including license applications, defense of ABC citations, civil litigation, contract matters, and legislative matters.
The favorite aspect of his practice is personally meeting clients and learning about their day-to-day business. Getting to know his clients first-hand gives Brad the ability to assist them to the best of his ability.
Outside the office, spending time with his family and participating in youth sports happily consumes much of Brad’s free time. He is part of the Eastern Little League’s board of directors and also coaches his kids’ baseball teams. When Brad isn’t spending his time on the diamond, he enjoys hiking and spending time on the lake with his family.