Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that Jeff A. Woods has been appointed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin as a member of the Mine Safety Review Commission for a four year term. The Mine Safety Review Commission is a three-member commission that conducts hearings and issues orders relating to alleged violations of mine safety laws by coal operators, licensees and other persons involved in the mining of coal.
Mr. Woods is a member of the firm’s Natural Resources & Environmental Service Team. For most of his career, he has concentrated his practice in complex litigation matters and has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating coal supply agreements, construction contracts, mineral property disputes and other claims affecting the coal industry. Mr. Woods has been listed in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Mining Law annually since 2007 and was named Best Lawyers® 2016 Lexington Mining Law “Lawyer of the Year.” He is a trustee of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, former member of the Board of Directors of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Blue Grass Airport and a Leadership Bluegrass graduate. Mr. Woods earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky and his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.