Hazelrigg & Cox, LLP

Hazelrigg & Cox, LLP

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Firm Overview

The attorneys at Hazelrigg & Cox are committed to the time-tested principles held by the founders of our firm - integrity, professionalism, and outstanding personal service. For over 100 years, we have given our clients professional. competent and thorough legal representation. Hazelrigg & Cox has a general civil practice focusing on Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Probate, Real Estate, Elder Law, Corporate Law, Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Administrative Law, Health Law, and Professional Licensing. The attorneys at Hazelrigg & Cox have many years of experience representing clients in these and other areas of practice.

Each attorney at Hazelrigg & Cox will ensure your case will receive personal attention, whether it involves drafting of contracts or trusts, representation in court, negotiations with a large corporation, or recovery for damages resulting from fire, explosion, train, truck or automobile accidents. In a time characterized by impersonal communication, we will provide the hands on, skilled, and personal representation deserved by each of our clients.

Main Office

Main Office
415 West Main St., First Floor
P. O. Box 676
Frankfort KY 40602



Estate Planning

Practice Areas:

General Civil Practice in Kentucky Courts and Administrative Hearings
The attorneys of Hazelrigg & Cox have extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of estate planning, probate, and estate administration. This experience includes assisting clients in preparation of Wills and Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Charitable Giving, and Probate matters. Our attorneys also have substantial experience in representing clients in disputed Estate issues, including Will Contests, Proceedings to remove executors, and Ownership of Assets.

With respect to Elder Law, Hazelrigg & Cox's attorneys have substantial experience in this growing area of the law. We have provided numerous clients with services in Estate Planning, Probate and Settlement of Estates, preparation of Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, preparation of Trusts, assisted in the appointment of guardians and conservators, and represented the elderly who were taken advantage of by unscrupulous persons.

Administrative and Utility Law
Hazelrigg & Cox has many years of experience in representing clients before state administrative agencies in various matters, including in Public Service Commission hearings, Environmental and OSHA hearings, Department of Insurance hearings, Department of Financial Institutions hearings, and Bar Licensure Disciplinary Hearings.

Business Law
Hazelrigg & Cox's attorneys have assisted many clients in selecting and forming appropriate business entities such as corporations and limited liability companies. A significant part of Hazelrigg & Cox's practice is devoted to advising clients on corporate business matters including:

Reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts and leases
Purchase and sale transactions involving both stock and asset transfers
Employee Issues
Duties of Directors and Officers
Unemployment Insurance claims
Drafting employee handbooks

Accident and Injury Law
Hazelrigg & Cox's attorneys frequently protect the interests of persons or companies involved in any type of accident including automobile and truck accidents, construction accidents, fire, exposure to chemicals and other injury and/ or illness-causing incidents.

Civil Litigation
Hazelrigg & Cox provides its clients extensive knowledge, skill, and experience in Civil Litigation. With attorneys averaging more that 30 years in representing clients in court proceedings, Hazelrigg & Cox has the experience and competence to provide outstanding representation. Our attorneys routinely litigate disputes concerning contracts, property (including boundary line and easements disputes), employment issues, business disputes, insurance disputes, environmental and OSHA issues, personal injury and estate matters. Importantly, our services include mediating, negotiating, and settling claims both before and during the litigation process.

Environmental Law
Hazelrigg & Cox offers a wide range of environmental law services to its clients. Hazelrigg & Cox's attorneys have substantial experience in representing clients in issues involving water, solid waste and landfill issues, including in permitting issues. We have represented clients cited by state and federal regulators, resolved underground storage tank issues, litigated toxic torts cases, and assisted in negotiations with state and federal regulators. This experience includes environmental litigation in both state and federal courts.

Utility Law
Hazelrigg & Cox's attorneys have substantial experience in representing clients before the Public Service Commission, including telecommunication clients, and owners of wastewater treatment plants. We have represented clients in proceedings requesting increases in tariffs, as well as clients opposed to such increases. Our attorneys have also represented clients with respect to the development of new power lines.

Appellate Practice
Hazelrigg & Cox's attorneys are experienced in handling civil appeals at all levels of state and federal court. Hazelrigg & Cox offers clients a full range of appellate services, from the filing of the notice of appeal, to the drafting of appellate briefs and reply briefs to oral argument. Our attorneys also have substantial experience in motion practice before Appellant Courts, including motions seeking injunctive or other extraordinary relief. Of course, our attorneys work hard to resolve cases, if at all possible, before they get to the appellate level.

Mark Brengelman

Hazelrigg & Cox, LLP

Mark became interested in the law when he graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 1995, Mark became an Assistant Attorney General and focused in the area of administrative and professional law. He represented multiple boards as General Counsel and Prosecuting Attorney.

Mark retired from state government in the summer of 2012. Also in 2012, he became certified as a hearing officer. He then opened his own law practice to focus on government services and consulting, continuing education, and the representation of health care practitioners before licensure boards and in other professional regulatory matters.

Expanding his health law experience, he was a registered legislative agent (lobbyist) for the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors for the successful passage of Senate Bill 61 passed by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by the Governor into law on April 9, 2014.

Mark is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over a dozen national and state organizations including the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute. He is the founding presenter for "Navigating Ethics and Law for Mental Health Professionals," a continuing education training approved by five Kentucky mental health licensure boards, which was presented at Midway College in 2013 and 2014 with a licensed clinical social worker.