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Biography

Kevin’s practice spans the areas of oil and gas litigation, energy law, and business, contract and real property law. He has provided counsel to clients on a wide range of legal matters including risk management alternatives, claims assessment, and litigation strategy. Kevin was drawn to practice energy law by the entrepreneurial spirit and potential of the burgeoning oil and gas industry in Appalachia. He is formerly the Member-in-Charge of FBT’s Pittsburgh office.

Kevin is a frequent author and speaker on legal issues facing the oil and gas industry, having presented at the EMLF’s Annual Institute, Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, CAIL’s Institute for Energy Law and Law of Shale Plays Conference and numerous other bar and industry sponsored conferences. He is a regular advocate for the oil and gas industry at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. He served as a Member and Committee Co-Chair of the Marcellus Shale Roundtable sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics. He serves as an officer and trustee for the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. Kevin is a member of the United Way of Allegheny County’s Tocqueville Society and the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Greater Pittsburgh, in addition to involvement with various local universities and charities. Kevin is AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

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Education

Law School

Duquesne University, J.D., 1997

Graduate School

Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution, 2020

Undergraduate School

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 1994

Bar Memberships

Kevin is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Pennsylvania, 1997

Ohio, 2013

Texas, 2018

Courts

Kevin is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (Pro Hac Vice)

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Pro Hac Vice)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California (Pro Hac Vice)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Pro Hac Vice)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky (Pro Hac Vice)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Chambers USA, Energy & Natural Resources, 2021

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021-2022

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Named to “Who’s Who in Energy,” 2011, 2012, 2014 by the Pittsburgh Business Times

Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® – Energy & Natural Resources, 2013-2021 and Rising Stars®, 2005-2007; 2010-2012

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Allegheny County Bar Association

Erie County Bar Association

U.S. Court of International Trade Bar Association (inactive)

Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, President, 2020-2021; Vice President/President-Elect, 2019-2020

University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics, Marcellus Roundtable Member

Leadership Pittsburgh XXII Graduate

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Salvation Army of Greater Pittsburgh, Advisory Board Member, Chair

Seton Hill University, Board of Trustees, 2013-2019

Allegheny County Parks Foundation, Board of Directors, 2008-2013

United Way of Allegheny County, Tocqueville Society

Erie County Board of Viewers, Former Chairman

Presentations

Kevin was invited to speak at the following events:

Presenter, “Understanding the Alternatives in ADR,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, May 2021.

Presenter, “Legal Ethics and American Political Scandal: Pennsylvania’s Recent Supreme Court Scandal Explored Through the Lens of the Historical Development of American Legal Ethics,” Energy & Mineral Law Institute.

Moderator, “Litigation Update – Hot Topics and Future Disputes,” IEL’s 6th Law of Shale Plays Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 10-11, 2015.

Presenter, “Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law,” Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s 36th Annual Institute, Amelia Island, FL, June 21-23, 2015.

Presenter, “IEL Forum,” IEL’s 66th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference, Houston, TX, February 2015.

Presenter, “This Year’s Hot Issues in Leasing,” IEL’s 5th Law of Shale Plays Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2014.

Presenter, “Landman at the Door,” EMLF’s 2014 Kentucky Law Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, KY, October 2014.

Presenter, “Marcellus Shale Development,” St. Barnabas Health System’s CEO Leadership Conference, Gibsonia, PA, September 2014.

Presenter, “Defensible Title: Curative Requirements and Waiver in Acquisitions and Title Certifications,” Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s 35th Annual Institute, White Sulphur Springs, WV, June 1-3, 2014.

Presenter, “Lessors’ Remorse: Lease Bustin in Appalachia,” Noble Energy Land Forum, December 2013.

Presenter, “Jurisdictional Considerations for the Oil and Gas Practitioner,” EMLF Kentucky Law Mineral Conference, October 2013.

Presenter, “Pooling and Unitization in the Marcellus and Utica Shales: Pennsylvania’s Challenges and Opportunities,” Chevron Land Symposium, October 2013.

Presenter, “Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law,” IEL’s Annual Oil and Gas Conference, February 2013.

Presenter, “2012 United States Oil and Gas Law Update,” IEL’s 64th Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference, February 2013.

Presenter, “Lessors’ Remorse – Lease Bustin’ in the Appalachia,” EMLF Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, October 2012.

Presenter, “Developing an Oil and Gas Infrastructure CLE,” Allegheny County Bar Association, May 2012.

Presenter, “Infrastructure Issues in Oil and Gas Development CLE,” Pennsylvania Bar Association Institute, March 2012.

Presenter, “Developing Jurisprudence in the Marcellus Shale,” EMLF at 32 Energy & Min. L. Inst. 269-301, 2011.

Presenter, “Marcellus Shale Oil and Gas Case Update,” EMLF Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, September 2011.

Presenter, “Oil and Gas Related Litigation CLE,” Washington County Bar Association, May 26, 2011.

Presenter, “Importer Security Filings and Additional Carrier Requirements (a.k.a. 10+2) – Flexible Enforcement Draws to a Close, and Customs Publishes New Guidelines for the Mitigation of Penalties,” Communiqué, August 2009.

Presenter, “International Unfair Trade Practice Remedies in Tough Economic Times,” Thorp Reed & Armstrong seminar, June 2009.

Major Publications

Kevin is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Co-author, “Legal Ethics and American Political Scandal: Pennsylvania’s Recent Supreme Court Scandal Explored Through the Lens of the Historical Development of American Legal Ethics,” Energy & Mineral Law Institute, Volume 37, 2017.

Co-author, “Recent Decisions in Oil and Gas Jurisprudence,” Energy & Mineral Law Institute, Volume 36, March 2016.

Author, “John Kasich’s proposed tax increase on the oil, gas, industry likely to be crippling,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 12, 2015.

Author, “Fracking is making the state and Phil. Energy leaders,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 2, 2015.

Author, “Don’t Kill the Golden Goose,” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, June 1, 2014.

Author, “Modernize Pa.’s Oil and Gas Conservation Law,” Pittsburgh Business Times, January 11, 2013.

Author, “Compulsory Pooling and Unitization in the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania’s Challenges and Opportunities, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, Vol. 83, No. 2, April 2012.

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