Energy and natural resources services

Energy litigation


When you are confronted with or pursuing litigation in the energy business, you want experience on your side. Our attorneys serve as national and regional counsel for publicly-traded corporations and closely-held energy businesses. We have spent decades serving clients in the industry. 

We work with:

  • All sectors of the oil and gas supply chain
  • Companies in need of emergency-response protocol
  • Companies involved in mid-stream asset construction and related disputes
  • Energy developers
  • Industrial companies and suppliers
  • Renewable energy companies
  • Public utilities
  • Companies in need of finance restructuring

Oil and gas litigation

We have been on the forefront of the Utica shale play centered in the eastern and central portions of the state of Ohio. We have spoken to numerous groups about the impact on landowners, oil and gas companies, communities, local governments, manufacturing and other industry players. We have extensive experience handling matters related to property and mineral rights, Dormant Mineral Act issues, rights-of-way, easements, personal injury, lease disputes, joint-venture disputes, bank work outs, pooling, utilization and spacing issues, water rights disputes, as well as emergency response protocol. 

Utilities litigation

Our litigation attorneys have decades of experience providing legal services to multistate public utilities. Our lawyers have served as lead counsel in scores of matters for these public utilities, including class actions, wrongful death and other alleged personal injury, damages to real and personal property, real estate, contract, easement and right-of-way disputes, and other litigation. We regularly participate in the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, and have worked closely with federal and state regulatory agencies in responding to incidents. 


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Adam C. Smith

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Christal L. Contini

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William Beckley

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Joseph M. Muska

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Erin Walsh Cicarella

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Richard H. Blake

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David M. Kall

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Jeffrey R. Huntsberger

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Michael W. Wise

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Beth I. Gillin

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Theodore J. Esborn

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Dan L. Makee

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John A. Heer

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Richard N. Kessler

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Chad Arfons

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Drew Romig

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John T. Metzger

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Richard W. Cline

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Matthew R. Rechner