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Joseph J. Zaluski

Of Counsel

P 859-288-7425 F 859-259-0649

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

 

Joe Zaluski is a member of the Natural Resources & Environmental Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in all areas of mineral and environmental regulation, litigation, and administrative practice, including SMCRA, CERCLA, and TSCA.

Joseph J. Zaluski

Location

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

Representative Clients

  • A&G Coal Company
  • Arch Coal, Inc.
  • Berwind Land Company
  • Clearwater Natural Resources, LLC
  • DTE
  • General Electric Company
  • International Coal Group
  • James River Coal Company

Representative Matters

  • Lands Unsuitable Petitions - the University of Kentucky's Robinson Forest and Black Mountain

Professional Experience

  • Senior Attorney for the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, where he was active in the drafting of the Kentucky Surface Mining statute and associated regulations, and major changes in regulations now enforced by the Kentucky Division of Water
  • Adjunct Professor of Environmental and Mineral Law at Chase Law School in Northern Kentucky
  • Guest lecturer at the University of Kentucky College of Law

Honors

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  • The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers 2008
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Energy Law, 1989-2014, and Natural Resources Law, 2014
  • Recognized by his peers in Kentucky's Super Lawyers® 2013
  • Highest Professional AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed in July 2004’s Corporate Counsel publication in the section entitled "Best Lawyers: Environmental Law"
  • Life Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Foundation

Education 

1975 - J.D., University of Kentucky

1971 - B.S. (Biology and Psychology), Transylvania University

Seminars

Mr. Zaluski has served as a guest lecturer at numerous environmental seminars conducted by the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, the Kentucky Coal Association, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, and the Kentucky Professional Engineers in Mining Association.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Franklin County, Fayette County, Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations
  • Wyoming and American Bar Associations
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (President, Secretary, Executive Board, Trustee, Treasurer)
  • Board of Directors of the Kentucky Coal Association
  • National Mining Association
  • Coal Operators and Associates
  • The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Served two terms as the Chairman of the Natural Resources Section of the Kentucky Bar Association

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Civic Involvement

  • Transylvania University's Alumni Executive Board
  • Numerous neighborhood associations - advisor and officer

Representative Clients

  • A&G Coal Company
  • Arch Coal, Inc.
  • Berwind Land Company
  • Clearwater Natural Resources, LLC
  • DTE
  • General Electric Company
  • International Coal Group
  • James River Coal Company

Representative Matters

  • Lands Unsuitable Petitions - the University of Kentucky's Robinson Forest and Black Mountain

Professional Experience

  • Senior Attorney for the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, where he was active in the drafting of the Kentucky Surface Mining statute and associated regulations, and major changes in regulations now enforced by the Kentucky Division of Water
  • Adjunct Professor of Environmental and Mineral Law at Chase Law School in Northern Kentucky
  • Guest lecturer at the University of Kentucky College of Law

Honors

Best Lawyers Generic Honor Logo2013 Martindale AV logoSuper Lawyers 2013 Logo

  • The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers 2008
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Energy Law, 1989-2014, and Natural Resources Law, 2014
  • Recognized by his peers in Kentucky's Super Lawyers® 2013
  • Highest Professional AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed in July 2004’s Corporate Counsel publication in the section entitled "Best Lawyers: Environmental Law"
  • Life Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Foundation

Education 

1975 - J.D., University of Kentucky

1971 - B.S. (Biology and Psychology), Transylvania University

Seminars

Mr. Zaluski has served as a guest lecturer at numerous environmental seminars conducted by the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, the Kentucky Coal Association, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, and the Kentucky Professional Engineers in Mining Association.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Franklin County, Fayette County, Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations
  • Wyoming and American Bar Associations
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (President, Secretary, Executive Board, Trustee, Treasurer)
  • Board of Directors of the Kentucky Coal Association
  • National Mining Association
  • Coal Operators and Associates
  • The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Served two terms as the Chairman of the Natural Resources Section of the Kentucky Bar Association

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Civic Involvement

  • Transylvania University's Alumni Executive Board
  • Numerous neighborhood associations - advisor and officer
Joseph J. Zaluski