Federal Black Lung


The firm’s Federal Black Lung Practice supports clients across the region.  Our attorneys engage in the defense of claims arising from the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act before the United States Department of Labor from the initial administrative proceedings before the Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs to the trial stage before the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the Benefits Review Board and the Circuit Courts of Appeal.  In addition, the group coordinates the defense of occupational disease claims, particularly occupational pneumoconiosis.