Russell L. Schetroma

Member

Quick Info

Phone:
(814) 333-4901, (724) 873-3173
Office:
Meadville, PA

Biography

Russ Schetroma focuses his practice in the areas of energy and oil and gas law. He has published extensively on energy law and other topics for more than 30 years and continues to speak and to publish regularly on energy issues. He is active in managing due diligence and title projects for energy clients. Mr. Schetroma has extensive experience in resolving cases in arbitration, mediation in Pennsylvania state and federal court. He is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania courts, in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is also active in the firm's international practice.

Representative Experience

  • Represented oil and gas exploration and production companies in all aspects of their Pennsylvania operations including lease and other document design, negotiations, permitting, administrative proceedings, joint operating agreements, farmouts, acquisitions, dispositions, due diligence reviews, title examination and reporting, financing and litigation in state and federal courts
  • Represented midstream operators in Pennsylvania transportation agreement design
  • Represented midstream operators in major litigation
  • Assisted non-Appalachian banks in adapting core financing and securitization documentation for use in Pennsylvania transactions
  • Represented energy industry parties in mediation of major contract disputes
  • Serves as an arbitrator and as a mediator in energy cases

Professional Snapshot

Education

  • J.D. Dickinson School of Law, cum laude
  • A.B. Elon College, cum laude
  • Certificate, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Certificate, Harvard Law School Program for Instruction of Lawyers

Experience

2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1972-2010 Culbertson, Weiss, Schetroma and Schug, P.C.

Memberships & Awards

Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America®
Super Lawyers®
Executive Committee, Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
Institute for Energy Law
Member, American Bar Association
Crawford County Bar Association
Chair, Land Title Standards Committee, Crawford County Bar Association
Recipient, John L. McClaugherty Award for distinguished service to the legal profession, the natural resources industry, and the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, 2007
Service Award, Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce, 2000
Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, Greater Meadville Board of Realtors, 1996, 1997
Recipient, President's Award, Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, 1993
Recipient, Pennsylvania Bar Association Award for extraordinary contribution to pro bono service, 1989, 1990
Graduated cum laude, Dickinson School of Law
Graduated cum laude, Elon College
Member (and past President), Crawford County Bar Association
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania Courts
Admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania US District Courts (Eastern, Middle and Western)
Admitted to practice before the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals

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