Fisher Phillips Expands Mining and Workplace Safety Practices
Three attorneys join in Denver

by Tony Flesor

Fisher Phillips announced it has added three attorneys to its Denver office and opened an office in Pittsburgh with three more. The attorneys join the firm from Jackson Kelly and their practices are focused on mine and workplace safety. In Denver, the attorneys include partners Kristin White and Christopher Peterson, and associate Benjamin Ross in the firm’s Denver office.

Fisher Phillips chairman and managing partner Roger Quillen said: “Our clients increasingly require a national platform to support their business objectives. By expanding our reach in key markets such as Pittsburgh and Denver, we are strategically situated to provide the crucial labor and employment legal services our clients need.”

White focuses her practice on counseling and defending clients on workplace safety matters in the construction, energy and mining industries. She has experience advocating for her clients before government agencies and administrative boards, such as the OSHRC, the FMSHRC and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration agencies. White also defends employers in state and federal court against civil actions, discrimination claims, and other employment law matters.

Christopher Peterson represents clients in the mining, energy and construction industries in a variety of matters arising under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.  He advises clients in whistleblower claims under both the Mine Act and the OSH Act, assists in accident investigations, and conducts
internal investigations regarding safety compliance issues.

“Adding high-caliber attorneys like Kristin, Chris and Ben is an important step in our strategy to continue growing our Denver office,” said Denver office managing partner Michael Greco. “Since the opening our office, we have been committed to adding a diverse group of attorneys across all practices who can bring efficient and effective solutions to solve our clients’ most pressing workplace matters. Their arrival greatly expands our capabilities to serve Colorado’s mining and energy industries with exceptional workplace safety counsel and complements our growing team of labor and employment professionals.”