Allison J. Farrell
Member
(304) 933-8124
Office: Bridgeport
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
Attorney
J.D. West Virginia University
M.A. University of Buffalo
B.A. University of Montana
Licensure: PA | WV
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Speaking Engagements

“Analyzing Gastar Exploration v. Contraguerro,” West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association Conference, October 2016

“Holdouts & Houdinis: Partition Actions, Missing Heirs Petitions, & Dormant Mineral Acts,” MLBC/IRWA Joint Seminar, March 2016

“One Stick In The Bundle: Characterizing Nonparticipating Royalty Interests Under West Virginia Law,” Vol. 117 W. Va. Law Review

"Update: Missing Heirs and Unknown Mineral Owners," Steptoe & Johnson Webcast, April 2013

"Missing Heirs and Unknown Mineral Owners," MLBC, November 2012

"Surface Use In The Age Of Horizontal Drilling: Will Horizontal Wells Be Considered A 'Reasonably Necessary' Use Of The Surface?" North Dakota Law Review, Volume 88, No. 3, 2012

"One Man v. The 800-Pound Gorilla: An Argument for Truly Just Compensation in Condemnation Proceedings," Vol. 110 W. Va. Law Review

Key Experience

Represented drilling and production companies working to develop the Marcellus shale in surface-use disputes and litigation with surface landowners
Prosecuted summary judgment motion for Fortune 500 multi-state utility based on satisfaction of duty in matter where plaintiffs alleged carbon monoxide poisoning
Litigated missing heirs petitions, partition actions, and other mineral title litigation for energy clients

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Leadership Harrison County 2012
Super Lawyers® Rising Star
Student Notes Editor, West Virginia Law Review
Order of the Coif
Past Director, W. Va. Fund for Law in the Public Interest

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