Justin A. Rubenstein
(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 has experience writing and reviewing title and uses that experience as the foundation for his litigation practice.  As former in-house counsel for a major energy company in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Justin recognizes the business impact of land and title disputes.   He is also 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

Defended major energy producer in matters related to dispute of ownership, including held by production leases
Litigated Marcellus shale well claims on surface use, ownership, drilling rights, pooling, royalty payments, and lease interpretation
Defended major energy producer with regard to dispute over joint operating agreement

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