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Adam K. Neel


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Adam began his practice in 2006 as a litigation associate at a large international law firm in New York.  While there, Adam focused his practice on complex commercial litigation and antitrust litigation.  Adam moved to Kentucky in 2008 and joined a Kentucky law firm where he continued his commercial litigation practice and also developed a significant practice in labor & employment law and mine safety & health litigation.  Adam joined Tachau Meek in 2015 and continues his practice in commercial, labor & employment, and mine safety & health litigation.


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Adam received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago (B.A., Art History, with honors, 2002), and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 2006).

Court Admissions

Adam is admitted to the New York (2007), Kentucky (2010) and California (2012) bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Work Highlights

Adam’s practice is focused on general commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation, and mine safety & health matters.  Adam has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in matters before federal and state courts and federal and state administrative agencies.

In general commercial matters, Adam has represented businesses and individuals in disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business tort claims, and in disputes involving requests for declaratory relief, temporary and permanent injunctions, and the appointment of a receiver.  Some of Adam’s recent commercial litigation matters include representation of a major mining company in a breach of contract dispute with a coal sales broker, representation of restaurant franchisees in litigation regarding termination of franchise agreements, and representation of a horse racing simulcast service provider in litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty and other business tort claims.

In the labor & employment context, Adam has represented businesses and non-profit organizations in disputes involving employment discrimination claims and has advised clients regarding compliance with federal and state labor & employment statutes and regulations.

In the mine safety & health context, Adam has represented businesses in litigation involving whistleblower discrimination and retaliation claims and mine safety & health issues and citations.

Community and Personal Activities

Adam is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, and devotes a portion of his practice to pro bono matters for local arts and non-profit organizations.  Adam is married.