Neil Brunetz’s background in soccer and his experience as a chaperone for dozens of college students traveling in foreign countries provides insight into his ability to deal with and resolve issues for a myriad of companies related to litigation, workplace safety and a variety of other issues. Neil takes time to help clients work through and resolve even the most complex and challenging issues. His study of international relations and game theory is frequently used in negotiating on behalf of his clients and often an excuse to chaperone his alma mater’s soccer team overseas.
- Represented national bridge and highway construction contractor in OSHA enforcement action related to multiple fall fatalities at an interstate highway bridge construction site. Managed all OSHA investigation and enforcement aspects of this matter and negotiated favorable OSHA settlement.
- Represented regional industrial contracting company in connection with employee fatality at multi-employer manufacturing worksite. Assisted client with emergency response to fatality, interacted with medical examiner, and managed client's OSHA fatality investigation including disputed cause of death, insurance claims, citation matters and sensitive interactions with other employer parties.
- Represented regional bridge contractor in connection with employee fatality caused by collapse of crane apparatus during interstate construction project. Assisted client with emergency response, interaction with Department of Transportation, insurance matters and OSHA investigation.
- Represented regional highway and bridge construction company in MSHA enforcement matter at a regulated mine site. Negotiated complete elimination of significant and substantial "S&S" gravity citations, resulting in a nominal penalty.
- Obtained $7.2 million jury verdict for Plaintiff who sustained spinal cord injury from participating in fraternity sponsored slip-n-slide recruitment event.
- J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2001
- Managing Editor, Transactions Business Law Journal
- B.A., Rhodes College, 1997
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- Rule 31 Mediator
- Federal Bar Association, Chattanooga Chapter recipient of the Chapter Service Award, 2016
- Tennessee Bar Association - Leadership Law, Class of 2014
- Mid-South Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars, 2010-2014
- Martindale-Hubbell® - BV Distinguished® Peer Review Rated
- American Inns of Court
- Chattanooga Bar Association – Past Board Member
- Federal Bar Association, Chattanooga Chapter – Past President
- State Bar of Georgia
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Lookout Mountain Bar Association
- Chattanooga Football Club
- Miller & Martin Attorneys Recognized by the Federal Bar Association, Chattanooga Chapter
- Neil Brunetz Receives Chapter Service of the Year Award
- Miller & Martin Attorneys Named Mid-South Super Lawyers® 2014
- Neil Brunetz Selected for 2014 Leadership Law Program
- Miller & Martin Attorneys Named 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers®
- Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation E-Billing in Effect July 1, 2018
- OSHA's New Crystalline Silica Standard is Now Being Enforced for Construction
- Attention Dental Offices - Are You Ready for TOSHA?
- So You Just Invented the Best Product the World Has Ever Known
- Why Are OSHA Inspectors In My Lobby, And What Should I Have Already Done To Be Prepared?
- Brunetz to Speak at Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce
- Brunetz and Mallen to Speak at Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce
- Neil Brunetz to Speak at Tennessee Paralegal Association
- Miller & Martin Attorneys to Speak at SHRM Chattanooga
- TOSHA Health and Safety Compliance, TDEC's 42nd Annual Environmental Show of the South
- Fewer OSHA Inspectors?
- New Year’s Resolutions for Health & Safety
- OSHA May Use Drones to Collect Evidence During Inspections
- So What Did You Think OSHA Was Going to Do With the Electronically Filed Injury Information?
- Silica Standard (Part 7): Employee Understanding of Standard and Requirements
- Silica Standard (Part 6): Medical Surveillance Program
- Silica Standard (Part 5): Written Exposure Control Plans Required by the Standard
- Silica Standard (Part 4): Regulated Areas for General Industry
- Silica Standard (Part 3): Table 1
- Silica Standard (Part 2): The Exposure Assessment
- Silica Standard (Part 1): OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in Full Force and Enforcement Occuring
- OSHA Provides Further Interpretation on Drug Testing and Incentive Programs
- Safety Culture: Have You Ever Asked Your Employees These Questions?
- Tennessee OSHA Electronic Reporting Appears to be Changing, Yet Again
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 6) - Conclusion
- TOSHA's Most Cited Standard in the Construction Industry for 2017 was Fall Protection Training Requirements
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 5) - The Controlling Employer
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 4) - The Correcting Employer
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 3) - The Exposing Employer
- Machine Guarding is Difficult
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 2) - The Creating Employer
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 1)
- OSHA Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards
- Tennessee OSHA Allowing Electronic Submission of 2016 Injury/Illness Reports thru Dec. 31, 2017
- OSHA Delays Another Rule - Cranes This Time
- Fall Protection is OSHA'S Top Citation for 2017
- The End of LIBOR
- May 8-12, 2018 is National Safety Standdown to Prevent Falls in Construction
- Change, Change & More Change in Today's Business Environment
From his office Neil can see two mountains and a minor basilica.