Justin A. Rubenstein
Of Counsel
(724) 749-3107
Office: Southpointe
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. Washington & Lee
Licensure: PA | WV
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Justin Rubenstein focuses his practice in the area of energy litigation.  He is a former in-house attorney for a major energy company where he managed title reviewers covering oil and gas title in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  He is experienced in the drafting and review of certified title opinions.  Mr. Rubenstein is a Certified Professional Lease and Title Analyst.  

Work Experience

2016 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2012-2015 In-house Attorney, Noble Energy, Inc.
2009-2012 Burleson LLP
2007-2009 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
2005-2006 Kay Casto & Caney PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Intermediate Issues in Mineral Title Examinations: "Tax Sales in West Virginia and Pennsylvania," Abstracting Titles in the Appalachian Basin, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, March 2011

Key Experience

Negotiated and prepared contracts, leases, deeds, and oil and gas title
Responsible for oversight, acquisition, development, and maintenance of part of joint venture position regarding land, minerals, leaseholds, and surface for energy company
Managed team of in-house title reviewers covering oil and gas title in West Virginia and Pennsylvania for energy company

Memberships & Awards

Order of the Coif
Executive Publication Editor, The West Virginia Law Review, 2004-2005
Associate Editor, The West Virginia Law Review, 2003-2004
CALI Award for Constitutional Law II