Joshua W. Gallo


Joshua Gallo practices in the areas of energy law and mineral title law. He is experienced in drafting complex division order title opinions, drilling title opinions, and abstracting for Appalachian Basin oil and gas clients, as well as performing large-scale due diligence projects. In addition, Mr. Gallo brings to the firm real-world experience as a former oil and gas landman. With an undergraduate degree in political science and internship/externship experience in the United States Senate and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Mr. Gallo’s education and experience provide key insight and value to the firm’s energy team.

Representative Experience

  • Division Order Title Opinions
  • Drilling Title Opinions
  • Due Diligence
  • Conveyancing and Curative
  • General Oil and Gas Advice
  • Oil and Gas Leasing
  • Oil, Gas, and Mineral Transactions
  • Rights of Way
  • Title Matters
  • Unitization and Pooling
  • Environmental, Social and Governance Issues

Licensed In

  • Pennsylvania


  • J.D. Duquesne University Kline School of Law
  • B.A. University of Pittsburgh


  • Former Board Member for North American Coalbed Methane Forum
  • Criminal Law Journal, Management/Production Editor, Volume 3
  • Criminal Law Journal, Junior Staff, Volume 2

Speaking Engagements

  • An Overview of Land, Title and Leasing Issues in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Webinar, October 2023


  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects de Facto Taking of Coal, November 2021 PIOGA Press
  • Judge Rejects Claims That Pipelines on Leasehold Cannot Transport Gas from Neighboring Lands without Separate Right-of-Way Agreement, October 2020 PIOGA Press

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Southpointe, PA – Joshua W. Gallo has rejoined the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC as ...

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