Jeff focuses his practice in commercial litigation involving energy-related matters and business disputes. Jeff has represented individuals and corporations through all stages of the litigation process and has successfully handled trials, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and appeals in a variety of areas, including energy and natural resources, construction, real estate, and business litigation. Jeff also advises clients on transactional and regulatory matters affecting their businesses, and has represented individuals and corporations in class action litigation.
Before joining the firm in 2009, Jeff was an attorney with Husch Blackwell LLP, in St. Louis, where he concentrated his practice in commercial litigation involving securities, construction, and real estate litigation. Jeff received his B.A. from University of Missouri, St. Louis, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude.
Norfolk Southern Railway Co., v. Drummond Coal Sales, Inc.
Bailey & Glasser served as lead counsel defending DCSI against a $30 million breach of contract claim arising out of DCSI’s alleged failure to deliver imported coal into the port of Charleston, S.C. The case settled under a confidentiality agreement but received coverage in the trade press such as Coal Age and SNL Daily.
Interocean Coal Sales (Drummond affiliate) v. Evonik Steag
A German utility affiliate confessed judgment for almost $2.5 million – the entire amount sought in Drummond’s complaint, plus pre-judgment interest – shortly after Bailey & Glasser moved for summary judgment.
Cooper Construction Co. v. United States Navy
Bailey & Glasser obtained $1.85 million settlement involving the Navy’s refusal to purchase an office building constructed on a former naval air station at the expiration of a 20-year lease term. Settlement occurred shortly after Bailey & Glasser moved for summary judgment.
Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America (Kinder Morgan) v. Petco Petroleum Corp.
The firm represented Petco Petroleum in a series of cases relating to hydraulic fracturing and the migration of NGPL’s storage gas into Petco’s oil and gas reservoirs in a 48-square mile former Exxon oil field. The firm held NGPL’s $3.4 million damages claim to $420,000 in one case, and vindicated Petco’s development rights to a substantial shale gas formation in the other case on summary judgment.
Rector v. Alliance Coal
Bailey & Glasser represented a group of heirs and successors to a partnership that proved up a 200-million ton coal-reserve and assigned it to Alliance’s predecessors in a 1977 contract in exchange for royalties. After a two-week bench trial, our client was awarded nearly $3.9 million in unpaid royalties, plus an order of specific performance to pay future royalties. Verdict affirmed on appeal and judgment for $6.5 million entered.
Tri-County Electric Cooperative v. Ameren Illinois
We defended an electric utility company against a rural electric cooperative’s attempt to take over electric service to a large oil field formerly known as the Texaco Salem Unit. The case involved testimony from expert petroleum and electrical engineers retained by Bailey & Glasser.
Citizens Against Longwall Mining v. IEC
We obtained dismissal of a challenge to Drummond-affiliate IEC’s legal right to employ longwall mining recovery operations in an area encompassing 80,000 acres of coal reserves.
City of Springfield v. Ameren Illinois
Bailey & Glasser defends the electric service rights of Ameren Illinois in newly-annexed subdivisions around Springfield, Illinois.