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Ned Pillersdorf is an attorney in Prestonsburg Kentucky.  Ned Pillersdorf is a criminal defense attorney and litigates civil rights cases.  Pillersdorf, DeRossett and Lane represent clients charges with crimes such as DUI (driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, drunk driving, DWI). Ned Pillersdorf practices in the following areas:  Criminal defense, car accidents, personal injury, civil rights litigation, employment, wrongful discharge, medical malpractice,
employment discrimination, DirecTV lawsuits, criminal appeals, civil appeals, Kentucky district courts, circuit courts, court of appeals, supreme court, federal court, federal 6th circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court. Our firm represents individuals who have been sued by DirecTV. Prestonsburg is located in Eastern Kentucky.  Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane practice all over eastern Kentucky in both state and federal courts. Our firm practices all over Kentucky, including
Floyd County supreme court, Criminal defense Pike County, car accidents Johnson County, political retaliation Knott County, wrongful discharge, medical malpractice, Perry County, Letcher County, Martin County, Lawrence County, Montgomery County, Kentucky district court Elliot County, civil rights Morgan County, DUI (driving under the influence) Boyd County, civil rights Breathitt County, Leslie County, Fayette County, personal injury Scott County.  Here are some of the cities in
Kentucky in which you can receive legal representation:  Prestonsburg, Paintsville, civil rights Pikeville, criminal appeals Salyersville, Hindman, Louisa, Sandy Hook, civil rights Hazard, Whitesburg, Ashland, Cattletsburg, Inez, Mount Sterling, Grayson, DirecTV lawsuits Lexington, Georgetown.
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The Law Offices of Pillersdorf, DeRossett and Lane fund the commercials advertising the Floyd County Animal Shelter.  The Celebrities of the
Week appearing in the Floyd County Animal Shelter Commercials are strictly volunteers and receive no compensation of any kind.  Further, the
volunteers and the Law Offices of Pillersdorf, DeRossett and Lane have no professional connection other than a mutual desire to benefit the Floyd
County Animal Shelter and to see its adoption rates continue to remain at a high rate.
Floyd County Animal
Shelter Celebrity
of the Week

Recent News
4th of July Celebration
in Prestonsburg
John Adams and his wife Abagail
were on hand to discuss the
re-signing of the Declaration of
Independence on July 4th in
Prestonsburg.  Those in attendance
were amazed at the resemblance
between Mr. Adams and Ned
Pillersdorf.
Lost Creek watershed case
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed a
lawsuit on behalf of nearly 30 Perry County residents
against Frasure Creek Mining LCC, its agents and other
unknown defendants.  The lawsuit seeks damages and
injunctive relief for injuries the plaintiffs suffered due to
landslides and flooding that occurred on June 20, 2011,
which were the direct consequences of Defendants’ extra-
hazardous activities in the watershed.

A copy of the Complaint, filed in Perry Circuit Court, can be
viewed by clicking
HERE.
Brushy water well Damage case
Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed in Pike County
Circuit Court a lawsuit on behalf of a married couple
from the Brushy area whose water wells have been
damaged by the mining activities of the Defendant
Excel Mining LLC and its unknown agents.  

The plaintiffs are also suffering personal injury as well
as extensive property damage.

A copy of the Complaint and a citation against Excel
Mining by the Kentucky Department of Mining
Reclamation can be viewed by clicking
HERE.  
Lost Creek watershed case
Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed a motion to the
Perry Circuit Court to file an amended Complaint in the
Lost Creek watershed case.

The motion and amended complaint can be viewed
HERE.
Middlesboro Flooding
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed a
lawsuit in Bell Circuit Court on behalf of residents of the
Yellow Creek, Stony Fork Creek and Stevenson Creek
watersheds in Bell County, KY.  The law firm will be
working alongside and co-counsel this case with the
law firm of Taylor, Keller & Oswald of London, KY.

The lawsuit seeks damages and injunctive relief for
injuries the Plaintiffs suffered due to a catastrophic
flood that occurred on June 20, 2011. The flooding they
experienced on that date was a direct consequence of
Defendants’ ultra-hazardous activities in the watershed.

You can read the Complaint by clicking
HERE.
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane along with
Taylor, Keller & Oswald have filed a Second Amended
Complaint in Bell Circuit Court on behalf of residents of
the Yellow Creek, Stony Fork Creek and Stevenson
Creek watersheds in Bell County, KY.  

You can read the Second Amended Complaint
HERE.
This week's Floyd County Animal
Shelter Celebrity i
sFloyd County
Sheriff
John Hunt who has
declared  LINZIE and ROSCOE
, two
eight
-week -old male Jack Russells
as the smartest four legged deputies
in the history of
Floyd County.
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett and Lane has filed
a lawsuit against the Kentucky Energy & Environment
Cabinet and former Mine Inspector Greg Stapleton in Pike
County Circuit Court on behalf of residents in Harless
Creek in Pike County, KY.

The residents of Harless Creek suffered significant
flooding damage in July 2010 after the Commonwealth
failed to enforce state mining regulations requiring mining
companies to operate with valid permits and to complete
contemporaneous reclamation on surface mines.

CLICK HERE to view the Complaint.
The Harless Creek Catastrophe
Ned Pillersdorf Recognized for 25 years of service
to Little League Baseball
On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Ned Pillersdorf  threw out the first pitch
at a Little League tournament in Prestonsburg, KY.  Little League
officials presented Ned a plaque for his 25 years of service.

Ned is pictured here with his wife, Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge
Janet Stumbo.
Lexington Herald Leader editorial:

Two years later, Pike disaster victims
deserve answers, protection from state and
federal governments

CLICK HERE
The Harless Creek Catastrophe
Certain Underwriter's at Lloyd's, London v. Abundance Coal
A federal court judge ruled against Lloyd's of London
by dismissing their lawsuit asking the court to find
that there is no coverage for Abundance Coal.

Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane represented Ray
Slone, President of Abundance Coal and
successfully argued that the court not make that
finding.

You can read the court's ruling
HERE.
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has
filed a request in Pike Circuit Court to file a second
amended complaint in order to add additional
defendants.

Also, the Department for Natural Resources
have
appealed the Pike Circuit Court's earlier ruling
against them where the Department's motion to
dismiss the case was denied.
The Harless Creek Catastrophe
The video replay of the combination David School Fundraiser/Detective
Mike Goble retirement that was held at the Mountain Arts Center on
August 11th is being replayed on WPRG and Suddenlink Cable systems
this week.
Retirement Party/Fundraiser Combination Announcement
Detective Mike Goble (ret.) by the Davis School sign
WSAZ reports on the David School
Click on the photo to be redirected to the WSAZ website and video coverage.
WSAZ reports that for one small mountain hollow school, Wednesday’s
opening day of classes was almost taken away.

At the nationally acclaimed David School, they are back to saving at- risk
students.
Attorney Michael Endicott filed a recent Motion
to Compel in Floyd CIrcuit Court.  Attached to
the motion is a supporting affidavit by Ned
Pillersdorf.

You can read the Motion and affidavit by
clicking
HERE.
Court action to save the David School
The Floyd Circuit Court granted the David
School's recent motion to compel on
December 21, 2012.

You can read the Court's ruling
HERE.
Court action to save the David School
Lexington Herald reports on the David School
The Lexington Herald-Leader has
published an article on the David School's
struggles to remain open and operating in
rural Floyd County.  You can read the
article by clicking
HERE.
WYMT Special on the Floyd County Animal Shelter
The law offices of Pillersdorf, DeRossett and Lane seek to provide high quality
legal services in Eastern and Central Kentucky. The law firm is ideally located with
offices in
Prestonsburg and Mount Sterling KY.  Our attorneys practice in a variety
of legal areas.

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permanent consequences in your life or your business' future. Whether you
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124 West Court Street, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
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Citizens want state to make coal firm replace water wells
State first ordered wells replaced in 2007
At least seven Letcher County homeowners who had their water wells
destroyed by mining activity have authorized an attorney to file a lawsuit
against the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet charging the
agency with failing to enforce its own orders against the coal company
that ruined the wells.

In a letter to Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Leonard K. Peters,
attorney Ned Pillersdorf says the Cabinet has been violating state mining
law by continuing to refuse to enforce it findings, at least one of which
was issued as early as October 2007, that Sapphire Coal Company
damaged the wells and had two years to provide the homeowners with a
permanent water source.


CLICK HERE for the rest of the article from The Mountain Eagle.
Kings Creek Water Well Damage Case
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed
a lawsuit against Sapphire Mining Inc, Sapphire Coal
Company, United Coal Company LLC and all of their
unknown agents in Letcher Circuit Court.  The lawsuit
claims that the Defendants conducted mining activities
that negatively impacted the drinking water of all the
40+ Plaintiffs through contamination and pollution.

Read the Complaint by
CLICKING HERE.
Sandra Napier, one of over 40 Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, is pictured in
front of her temporary water tank.  In the background is the mobile
home of her 96-year old father who has a temporary tank too.

Since they share a common well, Sapphire Coal only paid for one
water tank as part of their agreement with the Cabinet to get these
folks temporary water.  Napier paid for her own tank. It cost her $800.
Kings Creek Water Well Damage Case
Kings Creek Water Well Damage Case
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed
a First Amended Complaint against Sapphire Mining
Inc, Sapphire Coal Company, United Coal Company
LLC and all of their unknown agents in Letcher Circuit
Court.  The original lawsuit was filed on behalf of
more than 40 plaintiffs.  This new amended complaint
adds 11 more.

Read the First Amended Complaint by
CLICKING HERE.
Coal company dirtied water, state says let public pay
clean up
Ned Pillersdorf has written an
Op/Ed that is now running in the
Lexington-Herald Leader.
Ned Pillersdorf Op/Ed:
CLICK HERE to read it on the Herald-Leader website.
Kings Creek Water Well Damage Case
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed
a Complaint against the Energy and Environmental
Cabinet Department For Natural Resources and its
Secretary, Leonard K. Peters for their persistent and
lengthy failure to enforce the law and their own duties
in regard to the residents of Premium, Kentucky.

You can read the Complaint by clicking
HERE.
Kings Creek Water Well Damage Case
In response to the writ of mandamus lawsuit filed by
Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane against the Energy and
Environmental Cabinet Department For Natural
Resources and its Secretary, Leonard K. Peters, the
Cabinet has filed responsive pleadings.

You can read their Answer by clicking
HERE.
Charles Ramsey visits
Floyd County
Pictured is Pillersdorf, DeRossett &
Lane summer intern Neil Borders (left)
with Charles Ramsey (right), Internet
sensation and hero of the recent
Cleveland abductions case.
Kings Creek Water Well Damage Case
The Energy and Environmental Cabinet Department For
Natural Resources and its Secretary, Leonard K. Peters
have filed a Response to the Writ of Mandamus filed by
Pillersdorf, DeRossett and Lane, and have also filed a
motion to dismiss.

You can read their pleadings
HERE.

You can also read the Response to this motion filed by
Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane
HERE.
John Rosenberg named Attorney of the
Year by the Kentucky Bar Association
John Rosenberg, of-counsel attorney to
Pillersdorf, DeRossett and Lane, was named by
the Kentucky Bar Association on June 20, 2013
as the Kentucky Attorney of the Year.

You can read John's bio
HERE from an excerpt
from the 2008 book "Kentucky's Everyday
Heroes" by Steve Flairty.
Breathitt County Board of Education
Click HERE to read the letter by Ned Pillersdorf
responding to Terry Holliday, Kentucky Commissioner
of Education on behalf of the elected members of the
Breathitt County Board of Education.

Click
HERE to read Holliday's original letter.
Breathitt County Board of Education
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed
suit against the Kentucky Department of Education and
its commissioner, Terry Holliday, in Breathitt Circuit
Court seeking declaratory relief and injunctive relief.

You can read the complaint
HERE.
Breathitt County Board of Education
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has
moved to file a second amended complaint against the
Kentucky Department of Education and its
commissioner, Terry Holliday, in Breathitt Circuit Court
seeking declaratory relief and injunctive relief.

You can read the second amended complaint
HERE.
Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has also filed a
response to the motion to dismiss by the Kentucky
Department of Education and its commissioner, Terry
Holliday.

You can read the response
HERE.
Breathitt County Board of Education
In a lawsuit against the Kentucky Department of
Education and its commissioner, Terry Holliday, in
Breathitt Circuit Court, the law firm of Pillersdorf
DeRossett and Lane is seeking declaratory relief and
injunctive relief on behalf of the Breathitt County Board
of Education members that were relieved of their duties
by the Defendants and the lawsuit seeks to have them
reinstated to their positions.
Following a hearing on August 27, 2013 in Breathitt Circuit Court, the court
issued
this order.
Middlesboro Flooding
Here is the Open Records request regarding the recent
investigation and criminal charges against attorney Eric
C. Conn.  Due to the size of the document, it is broken
into two parts:

PART ONE               PART TWO
Open Records Request
Here are the Open Records requests regarding two
interviews conducted in the investigation and criminal
charges against attorney Eric C. Conn.


Jamie Slone Interview               Kia Hampton Interview
Open Records Request
Breathitt County Board of Education
The Breathitt Board of Education has resolved the
declaratory relief and injunctive relief lawsuit with the
Kentucky Department of Education and its
commissioner, Terry Holliday.

You can read the Settlement Agreement
HERE.
David School defeats Riverside Christian for first win
The David School boys’ basketball team claimed its first-ever win on
Monday, defeating Riverside Christian 57-45 in a season-opener at the
Knott County Sportsplex. Veteran head coach Ned Pillersdorf guided
David School to the win.

CLICK HERE to read the article from the Floyd County Times.
The David School will be hosting a
fund-raising reception to commence the
celebration of its forty-year anniversary of
service to the youth of this area. Their very
special guest will be former State Auditor
Crit Luallen.  The reception will be held on
Wednesday December 18th at the McGuire
Brickhouse Restaurant located on South
Central Avenue in Prestonsburg. The
festivities will start at 6 pm.
David School fund raiser announced
Goodwill Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed a
sexual harassment lawsuit against Goodwill Industries  
of KYOWA Inc and Bill DeHart in the Eastern District of
Kentucky in Ashland.

You can read the complaint
HERE.
Stumbo Re-Election Campaign 2014
Judge Janet Stumbo is running for re-election to the
Kentucky Court of Appeals and will be on the
non-partisan judicial ballot this November.

Janet has 22 years of experience as an appellate judge,
serving 11 years on the Kentucky Court of Appeals and
11 years on the Supreme Court of Kentucky.

Her official website will soon be available
HERE.
Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of James Best
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed a
federal lawsuit against employees of the Kentucky
Department of Transportation in their individual and
official capacities. You can read the lawsuit
HERE.

You can also read the supporting report completed by
the Office of the Inspector General
HERE.
Dismissal in Federal Fraud Criminal Trial
Attorneys Ned Pillersdorf and Joseph Lane obtained a
dismissal of all charges against their client Ethel Clouse
in a recent federal criminal trial in Pikeville, KY.  The
case involved allegations that Clouse was involved in a
conspiracy with other defendants to defraud the city of
Martin, KY.

You can read about the case, its trial, and the account
of the dismissal against Clouse
HERE on the Floyd
County Times website.
Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Jackson Co. Sheriff
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRosset & Lane has filed a civil
rights lawsuit against Denny Peyman, the Sheriff of Jackson
County, KY for an unlawful seizure and arrest of the Jackson
County Judge-Executive, William O. Smith.

The lawsuit alleges that the arrest violated Smith's rights
under the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth amendment in that
there was no justification for the bringing of the charges.

You can read the lawsuit
HERE.
Martin Area Senior Citizens Eviction Case
The law office of Pillersdorf, DeRossett and Lane are
representing the Martin Area Senior Citizens in their fight
against an eviction notice by the Martin Housing Authority.
You can read recent coverage of this story
HERE in the
Floyd County Times.

The Martin Area Senior Citizens will conduct a march and
protest at Martin City Hall on
Tuesday, April 29 at 2:00 pm.
Martin Area Senior Citizens Eviction Case
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane is happy to
announce that the eviction notice by the Martin Housing
Authority has been rescinded as of the morning of Tuesday,
April 29, 2014, just hours ahead of the scheduled march and
protest at Martin City Hall by the residents and supporters of
the Martin Area Senior Citizens.

You can read
HERE the letter from the Martin city attorney
stating that the Housing Authority rescinded the eviction
notice.  You can also follow the coverage by the Floyd
County Times by clicking
HERE.
Tennessee Political Retaliation Settlement
Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane along with
Nashville law firm Barrett Johnson have settled
a political retaliation lawsuit in Tennessee on
behalf of 17 road workers who were fired
after they all supported the losing road
superintendent candidate.

The Times Free Press of Chattanooga reports
on the $500,000 settlement
HERE.
Breathitt County Board of Education
On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, the law firm of
Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane will be representing the
members of the Breathitt County Board of Education in
a public administrative hearing in Frankfort with the
Kentucky Department of Education.

HERE is the recent pretrial memorandum filed by Ned
PIllersdorf.

HERE are two articles published by the
Lexington-Herald Leader regarding the state's takeover
of the school system, which the Breathitt Board is
seeking be returned to their control.
Ned Pillersdorf's OpEd in the Lexington Herald-Leader
An editorial by Ned Pillersdorf was recently published in the Lexington
Hearald-Leader pointing out a stereotypical belief system by the Kentucky
Department of Education that folks in Breathitt are incapable of competently
managing their own schools

You can read the read the OpEd here:
Little Sandy Prison Sexual-Assault Lawsuit
The law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane has filed a
lawsuit on behalf of four female corrections officer against
a jail guard, the warden and the Department of Corrections
for the sexual attacks that they endured by their co-worker.

The lawsuit was filed in Elliot Circuit Court and can be
viewed
HERE.

Filed alongside the lawsuit is also a motion for a temporary
injunction and restraining order against the jail guard that is
alleged to have committed the sexual assaults.  That motion
can be seen
HERE.
Eric C. Conn Lawsuit
Alongside the Wohlander Law Office in Lexington, KY,
the law firm of Pillersdorf, DeRossett  & Lane has filed a
lawsuit against attorney Eric C. Conn on behalf of an
employee of the Social Security Administration for
Invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional
distress, false light and intentional interference with
business.

You can read the Complaint
HERE.
Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane Veteran's Clinic
Little Sandy Prison Sexual-Assault Lawsuit
Below is the cross-examination by Ned Pilllersdorf of the Little Sandy Prison
Warden in Elliot Circuit Court.  Here, the warden is confronted with the fact
that a sexual predator corrections officer has not only exposed himself and
sexually attacked four female correctional officers (clients of Pillersdorf), but
he also attacked a fifth woman in the same manner. At the end of the hearing
held on October 23rd the Judge, over the objection of the warden, banned
the alleged predator from being around Pillersdorf's clients.
Little Sandy Prison Sexual-Assault Lawsuit
In the lawsuit against the Little Sandy Prison for the sexual
assaults by a male prison guard on his female co-workers,
Ned Pillersdorf has filed a motion to hold the Corrections
Officer and the Warden in contempt for violating the Elliot
Circuit Court's order.  The judge previously ordered that the
officer not be on the premises around the plaintiffs (who are
all female corrections officers at the prison).

You can read the motion and supporting affidavits
HERE.