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Oil, Gas & Mineral Law

KWGD is geographically centered in the middle of the Utica Shale play; thus our Oil and Gas Attorneys are uniquely situated to provide our clients the opportunity to receive quality and cost-effective oil and gas representation.

KWGD’s Oil, Gas and Mineral Law lawyers have been actively involved in counseling our clients on the challenges and opportunities in today’s market, including negotiation of lease agreements and pipeline right-of-ways, due diligence associated with mineral and lease sales and acquisitions, resolving title and lease disputes, oil and gas litigation, and handling disputes with the Ohio and United States EPA and United States Army Corp of Engineers.

As a full service practice, our lawyers are able to meet our clients’ needs by offering counsel in diverse areas, including workers’ compensation, labor and employment, litigation, taxation, estate planning, OSHA, environmental, merger and acquisition, and securities law.

KWGD’s Oil, Gas & Minerals Law Practice Section is chaired by Attorney William G. Williams. Attorney Williams has over 35 years experience in oil and gas and frequently speaks to groups in Northeast Ohio about legal issues surrounding the Utica Shale play in Ohio. Attorney Williams has been named to the list of “Best Lawyers in America®” for Oil & Gas Law (2007-2017) and is named to the list of Ohio Super Lawyers® for Natural Resources Law for the 11th year, and is the only attorney in Ohio distinguished by being selected to both exclusive lists for 7 consecutive years.  Mr. Williams has also had a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating for several years.

Meet our attorneys, and learn more about this practice area:

Contact KWGD today for more information on how our attorneys can help with Oil, Gas and Mineral Law.

Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Attorneys

  1. William G. Williams
    Bill is a director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and serves on the firm’s Marketing Committee. Professional Experience : Has represented oil and gas producer and… Read more about William G. Williams Attorney At Law
  2. Dean A. Swift
    Dean joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2011 as a director. He represents a variety of clients including oil and gas producers, service companies and landowners. He has consulted as an oil and gas specialist on… Read more about Dean A. Swift Attorney At Law
  3. David E. Butz
    Mr. Butz is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and is co-chair of the Litigation Section. He has also served as Chair of the Marketing Committee at the firm.  Mr. Butz devotes a majority of his… Read more about David E. Butz Attorney At Law
  4. Aletha M. Carver
    Aletha joined the litigation section with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2011 and is a director of the firm. She comes to the firm with a great depth of knowledge in the fields of appellate law, government… Read more about Aletha M. Carver Attorney At Law
  1. Matthew P. Mullen
    Matt is a director and co-chairman of the Litigation Section at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He also serves on the firm’s Management Committee. He practices throughout Ohio, as well as northern West Virginia… Read more about Matthew P. Mullen Attorney At Law
  2. Matthew W. Onest
    Matthew has been with the firm since December of 2011.  Matthew resides in Jackson Township with his wife, Kelly, their daughter, Annabel Grace and son,  Matthew Eugene and daughter, Emma Catherine. Professional Experience:… Read more about Matthew W. Onest Attorney At Law
  3. Joseph Pasquarella
    Joseph J. Pasquarella
    Joe joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2013. Professional Experience :    Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. Wooster, Ohio; Staff Attorney; Practice Area: Oil, Gas… Read more about Joseph J. Pasquarella Attorney At Law
  4. Owen J. Rarric
    Owen is a director at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice focuses in the areas of Business Litigation, Business and Contract Disputes, Oil & Gas Litigation, Construction Litigation, Cell Tower Lease… Read more about Owen J. Rarric Attorney At Law
  1. John B. Schomer
    John is a director and shareholder of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of the Akron ofice.  He currently serves as a member of the firm's Management Committee.  John represents clients in a… Read more about John B. Schomer Attorney At Law
  2. Gregory W. Watts
    Greg is a director and shareholder with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and has been with the firm since 2007. Greg is an adjunct professor on Oil and Gas Law at the University of Akron… Read more about Gregory W. Watts Attorney At Law
  3. Scott M. Zurakowski
    Scott is a director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of both the Canton and Alliance offices.  Scott is currently a member of the firm’s Management Committee and… Read more about Scott M. Zurakowski Attorney At Law

Oil, Gas & Mineral Law News Articles

Ohio Supreme Court declines to review case involving temporary cessation and paying quantities issues related to oil & gas leases
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
01.27.17
On January 25, 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to review RHDK Oil & Gas, L.L.C. v. Dye, 2016-Ohio-4654 (7th Dist. Harrison). The Dye case involved a 1980 oil and gas lease, in Harrison County, Ohio, covering 288 acres. On… More of "Ohio Supreme Court declines to review case involving temporary cessation and paying quantities issues related to oil & gas leases"
Summit County Common Pleas Court Denies Munroe Falls's Attempt to Stop Beck Energy Corporation's Well
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
06.30.16
Earlier this morning, Judge Paul Gallagher denied Munroe Falls’s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order that sought to stop Beck Energy from drilling an oil and gas well within the city’s limits without first obtaining a… More of "Summit County Common Pleas Court Denies Munroe Falls's Attempt to Stop Beck Energy Corporation's Well"
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Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Legal Alerts

Surviving in a Downturn: A Examination of Legal and Economic Alternatives
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
06.28.16
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Buell et al. Buell, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
11.05.15
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