Erin F. Paternostro


Erin Paternostro concentrates her practice in the areas of energy and natural resources law and real estate transactions.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted clients with the performance and preparation of mineral title opinions, as well as issues related to surface use or surface damages claims arising from coal, oil, and gas operations
  • Handled matters involving mineral transactions and acquisitions, including the coordination and performance of due diligence and title defect curative work
  • Experience in preparing leases, deeds, easements, and other related agreements

Licensed In

  • West Virginia


  • J.D. West Virginia University College of Law
  • B.S. West Virginia University


  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Order of the Coif, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Senior Managing Editor, West Virginia Law Review
  • Undergraduate summa cum laude, West Virginia University
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Women’s Energy Network
  • Institute for Energy Law
  • Board of Directors, Greater Appalachian Basin Association of Lease and Title Analysts
  • Recording Secretary, Board of Directors, National Association of Lease and Title Analysts


  • The State Journal, Generation Next, 40 Under 40 (2012)

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