Joseph D. Carpini


Joseph Carpini focuses his practice in the areas of mineral title and energy transactional law. He is experienced in the drafting and review of mineral title opinions for coal, oil, and gas clients and is a member of the firm’s Division Order Title Opinion Team. With an undergraduate degree in mathematics and real-world experience as an abstractor, Mr. Carpini’s background and training prove valuable in the preparation of Certified Division Order Title Opinions.

Representative Experience

  • Drafted complex division order title opinions and reviewed curative reports and documents for oil and gas developers working in Appalachian shale plays
  • Drafted and reviewed mineral title opinions for coal, oil, and gas clients identifying title defects and advising clients on appropriate curative measures
  • Abstracted mineral and leasehold titles in numerous counties in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio
  • Performed due diligence analyzing clients assets for multi-million dollar energy transactions

Licensed In

  • West Virginia


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


  • Volunteer, The Bible Chapel, McMurray, PA
  • West Virginia University Alumni Association
  • Board Member, Energy Leaders Network (ELN)
  • National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA)
  • Appalachian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts (ABADOA)


  • “Ransomware: Fulfilling New Federal Compliance Obligations and Assessing Preparedness to Thwart or Respond to Attacks” Energy Law Advisor, August 2021

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