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Gale Carroll focuses her practice in the area of mineral title law and complex issues involving divisions of interests for oil, gas, coal, leasehold and surface estates, including necessary curative requirements. She also has substantial experience handling commercial and residential real estate matters and litigation involving civil and criminal matters.

Memberships & Awards

Key Experience

Reviews title opinions to assure compliance with client needs for energy companies engaged in the shale gas plays of West Virginia and Pennsylvania
Represented radio entity in its purchase of a broadcasting corporation's holdings
Represented a hotel developer in acquisition of acreage along I-79 corridor

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2013-2014 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
2011-2013 Sadler Law Firm, LLP
1995-2010 Law Office of Gale E. Carroll
2008-2009 Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid of West Virginia
1995-1999 Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Lewis County, West Virginia
1992-1995 Wilson & Bailey, Attorneys at Law

Speaking Engagements

Developed and presented information regarding West Virginia title issues to the management and abstractors of a Fortune 500 energy company

Compiled synopsis of energy cases for the West Virginia Notebook of Articles for distribution at the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia's 2013 Annual Conference

Appeared on syndicated talk show with attorney Gloria Allred to discuss the successful defense of a college athlete charged with serious felonies on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College

Adjunct Professor at two local colleges, teaching in the areas of Contracts, Business Law, and Criminal Justice