Allison J. Farrell

Of Counsel
Bridgeport, WV

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(304) 933-8124
Bridgeport, WV


Allison Farrell focuses her practice in the area of energy litigation.  She represents the interests of the oil and natural gas industry and has been involved in all aspects of litigation facing the industry.

Representative Experience

  • Represented oil and gas producer in eminent domain proceedings in state and federal court
  • Defended large oil and gas company in litigation over validity of oil and gas leases
  • 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
  • Drafted numerous briefs on various title issues for trial courts as well as the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Filed missing heirs petitions to obtain leases for drilling rights
  • Obtained injunctions to obtain access or to prevent encroachments

Professional Snapshot


  • J.D. West Virginia University
  • M.A. University of Buffalo
  • B.A. University of Montana


2009 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2005-2006 Public Relations Director, Glenville State College
2002-2005 Political Reporter, Lee Newspapers, Helena, MT
2000-2002 Reporter, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY
2001 Reporter, The Leader Herald, Johnstown, NY
2000-2001 Associate Editor, The Amherst Bee, Amherst, NY

Memberships & Awards

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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