Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr.

Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Energy & Natural Resources Attorney in Lexington, KY

Rajkovich Williams Kilpatrick & True, PLLC
 | 3151 Beaumont Centre Circle, Suite 375
Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: 859-245-1059
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2012, 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Energy & Natural Resources (60%),
  • Administrative Law (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)


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Attorney Profile
Marco concentrates his practice in the areas of mine safety and health, mineral and energy and administrative law.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer - Mining, a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor and Certified Underground Mine Foreman in Kentucky. Prior to his law career, he was with U.S. Steel Mining Company, Inc. serving in various positions in engineering as well as production.  He has been involved in representation of mining and land-holding companies in several mine explosions, disasters, major accident litigation and mineral law issues in both federal and Kentucky state courts, and administrative tribunals, some of which have gained national prominence. 

About Marco Rajkovich, Jr.

Admitted: 1987, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky 2014, 2015, 2017 Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year—Energy Law---Lexington, Ky. Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers 2008 Achievement in Mining Award                      
  • Journal of Mineral Law and Policy - UK College of Law, Staff MemberChi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honorary - UK College of Engineering , Officer and MemberPhi Theta Kappa Honorary -Southeast Community College,  Member National Republican Congressional Committee  2005 Business Man of the Year ;2006 Congresional Medal of Distinction                  Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers   President's Award-1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2005, 2006                                Leadership KentuckyLeadership Bluegrass                          Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels                Honorary Kentucky Coal Baron                Outstanding Young Men of America Initiate

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Kentucky Licensed Professional Engineer-MiningKentucky Licensed Professional Land SurveyorKentucky Certified Underground Mine Foreman

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Best Lawyers in America American Bar Association  Federal Bar Association               Kentucky Bar Association                Kentucky Bar Association Lifetime Fellow                Fayette County Bar Association                Jessamine County Joint Planning Commission                                Kentucky Geological Survey Advisory Board                                Kentucky Appalachian Task Force                Kentucky Appalachian Advisory Council, Co-Chair of Justice CommitteeSoutheast Community College Commencement Speaker                Schneider for State Representative 2002 Campaign  TreasurerNational Republican Congressional Committee, Business Advisory Council 2005, Honorary Chairman for Kentucky                                Society of Professional Engineers  P.E. Mining Chair, Board of Directors                                KSPE/ACEC Professional Development Committee, Constitution & Bylaws Committee                Kentucky Engineering Foundation Director, former Secretary and Treasurer  Energy & Mineral Law Foundation  Trustee, Executive Committee UK Mining Engineering Foundation               UK National and Engineering Alumni Association                Kentucky Mining Institute                Kentucky Coal Association Health and Safety Committee, Board of Directors                                               Coal Operator's and Associates Church of the Resurrection Usher                              Catholic Diocese of Lexington Cursillo                                            Secretariat                                Catholic Diocese of Lexington Finance Council, Governance and Insurance Committee,Development Committee                Regnum Christi Regional Vocations Action Circle (VAC) Coordinator,                             Kentucky Assistant Section  Director                Thy Kingdom Come Network, WMJR,Director Saints Peter and Paul School  Development Committee                Catholic Diocese of Lexington Red Mass Committee                Legatus Member Emeritus               Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Catholic Diocese of Lexington Diocesan Attorney, Permanent Deacon, assigned to St. Luke Parish, Nicholasville, Ky, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology Lay Advisory Board
  • Catholic Diocese of Lexington Tribunal Defender of the Bond and Advocate

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Criminal Liability for Engineers  under Kentucky's Surface Mining Laws, 2 J. Min. L. & Pol'y 343 (1986-87)Criminal Liability for Engineers under Federal and State Surface Mining Laws, 12th Annual Mineral Law Seminar (1987)Compulsory Pooling Problems - Shallow and Deep Wells, 13th Annual Mineral Law Seminar (1988)Liability for Engineers under Kentucky Law, 49th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Mining Institute (1988)                Kentucky Environmental Law Handbook, Co-Author, Government Institutes, Inc. (1991)Practical Aspects of Environmental Litigation in Kentucky, Co-Author, National Business Institute (1991)MSHA Illness and Injury Reporting/Health Monitoring Requirements, 13th Annual Institute, Eastern Mineral Law Foundation (1992)                Complying with OSHA,  The Kentucky Manufacturer (1992)                Liability for Contract Miners:  Whose Responsibility is it?, The Coal Journal (1996)MSHA Partnership Agreements:  A New Approach Toward Enforcement, 18th  Annual Institute, Eastern Mineral Law Foundation (1997)                Coal Mining Reference Guide, Co-Author, Kentucky Coal Association (1997)The Berwind Decision, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (2000)                Black Mountain:  An Overview of Lands Unsuitable, Society of Mining Engineers-AIME (2001)Can MSHA's Joint and Several Liability for Mine Operators Violations be Sustained?, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (2001)MSHA Litigation Update-2002,2003,2004, 2005, 2006 Professional Engineers in Mining Seminar, Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers                Crisis Management and Emergency Response, Society of Mining Engineers-AIME (2003)                Liability for Incorrect Mine Maps, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (2004)                Compliance After Sago, Society of Mining Engineers - CAS (2006)                MSHA Compliance, Alabama Coal Association (2006)                Mine Safety Update, Conference of Government Mining Attorneys (2006, 2007)                Legal Issues in the Mineral Industry, Co-Author, Society of Mining Engineers - CAS (2007)                Kentucky Land Law for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, Co-Author, HalfMoon, LLC (2007)The Miner Act and Kentucky's New Mining Regulations-Keeping Out of Trouble and Contesting Penalties,  Kentucky Coal Association, Coal Operators and Associates, Western Kentucky Coal Association (2007)Legal Issues Affecting the Coal Mining Industry, West Virginia Coal Mining Institute and Central Appalachian Section of SME (2007)     Standards of Practice for Professional Land Surveyors- Kentucky Board of Licensure ApprovedEthical Considerations , Contracts & Tips on Expert Witness Testimony from the  Legal Counsel Perspective - Kentucky Board of Licensure ApprovedEthical Considerations and Underground Mine Mapping for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors - Kentucky Board of Licensure ApprovedPractical Advice for Design Professionals - Ethics, Litigation and Contracts - C2Ed On-Line Seminar CoursesNSPE Online Ethics Forums - National Society of Professional Engineers Webcast Seminars         

Educational Background:

  • University of Kentucky College of Law Juris Doctor, May 1987, University of Kentucky College of Engineering Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Mining Option, December 1977,St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology Master of Arts (Pastoral Theology) May 2016, St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology Permanent Deacon Formation Program, June 2012,   Lynch High School High School Diploma, June 1973

Industry Groups

  • Engineering
  • Mining
  • Office Location for Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr.

    3151 Beaumont Centre Circle
    Suite 375
    Lexington, KY 40513


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