Attorneys Bring Significant Background in Black Lung Litigation

LEXINGTON, KY –Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that H. Brett Stonecipher and Tighe A. Estes have joined the Lexington office of Reminger Co., LPA.

Brett Stonecipher:

Brett has centered a 25-year insurance defense practice on timely reporting to clients along with excellence in technical defense. Brett is one of the top Workers’ Compensation attorneys in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and one of the top Federal Black Lung attorneys in the United States, regularly practicing in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, and Alabama, as well as extensive appellate work in Kentucky, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for numerous circuits. His undergraduate training as a civil engineer has provided an ability to take extremely complex situations and break them down into understandable concepts, along with the practical approach to problem solving that he learned from running his own family business. 

Brett’s legal practice involves complicated procedural issues of administrative law, as well as complex medical issues. He is experienced in all medical issues, and particularly those involving the lungs. A rigorous defender of his clients, Brett is experienced in deposing physicians and presenting complicated medical testimony for adjudication in a readable and understandable form. 

Brett owned a small family piano business before attending law school, an experience that has provided him with unique insight into the matters facing his employer clients. This allows him to understand important financial issues and how expense should be balanced with value to the client, as well as potential settlement considerations while maintaining the ability to present the strongest defense for his clients. 

Brett received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Marquette College, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky School of Law. 

Tighe A. Estes:

Tighe focuses on administrative law, representing employers in state and federal proceedings involving complex medical and insurance issues, with the majority of his practice focusing on pulmonary issues. In doing so, he has appeared before the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Sixth and Tenth Circuits of the Federal Courts of Appeals. Tighe also represents small businesses in collections proceedings.

A lifelong central Kentucky native, Tighe graduated from Georgetown College in 2003 and the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2006. After his admission to the bar, Tighe began his legal career as an assistant County Attorney, before transitioning to private practice in 2007 at which time he served as the Kentucky Bar Associate Young Lawyers Division Third District Representative.  

Tighe received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law. 

Brett can be reached by emailing or by calling 859.426.3677. 

Tighe can be reached by emailing or by calling 859.426.4638. 

About Reminger, Attorneys at Law:

Reminger Co., LPA is a full-service law firm with fourteen offices throughout the Midwest: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron, Youngstown, Sandusky, Toledo, Fort Mitchell, Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Northwest Indiana and Evansville. With more than 140 attorneys collectively, Reminger's practice areas include all aspects of litigation, along with corporate, tax, real estate and probate matters. Our fundamental objective in all the legal services we provide is to obtain the best possible results for our clients in the most practical and efficient manner possible. For more information, visit Reminger at

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