Oil And Gas Attorney Pittsburgh Pa – Joe Charlton is the founder and managing partner of Charlton Law. Charlton Law is the successor to the Charlton & Charlton law firm founded by Joe and his wife Katie in 2011. He has extensive experience in commercial law, estate planning, oil, gas and energy, real estate and criminal law.
Joe’s tireless work ethic, attention to detail and focus on communicating with clients have earned him a reputation as one of the leading lawyers in the field. In 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Joe was recognized as a Rising Star by the Pennsylvania SuperLawyers in commercial/corporate law, energy law and white collar criminal defense.
Oil And Gas Attorney Pittsburgh Pa
Joe and his family (Kathy, Emma, and Cash) reside in South Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, where he is Chairman of the Township Board of Supervisors. Joe loves to spend time helping others and volunteering. He is a member of the Freeport Masonic Lodge and the Syrian Sanctuary in Cheswick. In addition, Joe is president of the Freeport School District Foundation, which raises money for scholarships and classroom grants for Freeport high school students. Committed to helping our youth in the community and providing meaningful extracurricular activities, Joe volunteers as a paralegal at Freeport High School. In addition, Charlton Law provides an annual stipend of $1,000 or more to students who plan to enter law or law enforcement. Kevin’s practice spans the areas of oil and gas litigation, energy law and business, contracts and real estate. law. He has advised clients on a wide range of legal matters, including risk management alternatives, claims assessment and litigation strategy. Kevin was drawn to the practice of energy law by the entrepreneurial spirit and potential of the booming Appalachian oil and gas industry. Previously, he was a partner in charge of the FBT office in Pittsburgh.
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Kevin is a frequent writer and speaker on legal issues facing the oil and gas industry and has spoken at the EMLF Annual Institute, the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, the CAIL Energy and Shale Law Institute, and many other conferences sponsored by bars and industry. He is a resident advocate for the oil and gas industry at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. He was a member and co-chair of the Marsellus Scheil Roundtable Committee sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Policy Institute. He serves as an officer and trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. Kevin is a member of the Allegheny County United Way Society of Tocqueville and the Greater Pittsburgh Salvation Army Advisory Council, and is involved with various local universities and charities. Kevin is rated AV by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.
Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in the first-ever mandatory bid to join forces to support the development of unconventional wells under the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Conservation Act. (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection/Pennsylvania Commission on Environmental Hearings).
Representing an oil and gas exploration and production company in a coal company’s claim for damages for coal allegedly made unavailable as a result of unconventional well development. (U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania).
Represented a mid-sized company in a dispute initiated by a coal operator over alleged sterilized coal. (Belmont County General Court, Ohio)
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Representing an oil and natural gas exploration and production company on the validity of a zoning ordinance challenge and zoning permit challenge prior to municipal zoning hearings. (Middlesex Twp., Butler Co., Pennsylvania Zoning Hearing Board, confirmed, Court of Common Pleas of Butler County, Pennsylvania).
Represented an exploration and production company in evaluating and defending citizens’ claims that their drilling activities caused emissions of pollutants, including possible chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, and methane migration, which adversely affected their private household drinking water supply ; and in evaluating the company’s environmental studies before and after drilling, including providing legal advice on these procedures.
Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in class actions brought by prospective landlords to enforce non-binding lease offers (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania).
Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in an oil and gas lease litigation brought by a coalition of landowners (Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio).
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Representing an oil and gas exploration and production company in a claim for fair performance of a sale and purchase agreement after termination (private arbitration, Pittsburgh, PA).
Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in a private litigation regarding water well contamination (various courts).
Represented oil and gas leaseholders in royalty and rent evasion litigation (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and various general courts).
Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in a contract dispute involving a drill pipe breakage (Common Pleas Beaver County courts).
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Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in land use and zoning disputes (Court of Common Pleas of Butler County).
Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in a royalty claim (Westmoreland Court of Common Pleas).
Representing a quarry product manufacturer in a warranty claim for misrepresentation by a quarry operator in order to recover alleged lost profits; unanimous jury verdict in May 2011 (Court of Common Pleas of Lawrence County).
Represented the environmental test lab and lab staff in a lawsuit filed by a homeowner alleging that the lab abused its position in asbestos reduction testing (Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas).
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Represented an architect in a premises liability claim relating to allegations of architectural design defects in a professional hospital building that resulted in injury to a hospital visitor (Cumbria Court of Common Pleas).
Represented an architect in a dispute with a municipal owner and an HVAC consulting engineer in a lawsuit related to alleged errors in the design specification for a geothermal heating system for an intermodal transportation center (private arbitration, Erie, PA).
Represented an architect in a general contractor’s lawsuit relating to a delayed and disrupted construction of a high school sports field in Erie County, PA (Private Arbitration, Erie, PA).
Represented an architect in a school district litigation for error/omission related to design change orders (private arbitration).
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Represented an engineering firm in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by the municipality in connection with the failure of a ductile iron pipe at a water treatment plant; the case involved multiple defendants and allegations of improper design specifications and negligent workmanship (Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas).
Represented a civil engineer in a case of error/omission following a structural collapse caused by earthwork settlement (Allegheny County Court of General Pleas).
Represented a commercial real estate developer in the successful tendering and awarding of a contract for the sale of school property; the case is reported
Represented a commercial real estate developer in an easement and boundary case involving a multi-million dollar mall development; the case is reported
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Representing the interests of an international commodity broker in a contractual dispute with a buyer regarding obligations under anti-dumping and import duties (US District Court for the Western District of Texas (El Paso)).
Representing an international commodity broker in a claim for economic loss and contamination of products filed by a petrochemical blend manufacturer in connection with a warehouse shipment error (private arbitration, Ontario, Canada).
Represented Mississippi asbestos attorneys in a class action tort suit filed on behalf of a class of approximately 3,600 asbestos clients in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana.
Representing a manufacturer in product liability/toxic tort litigation related to alleged exposure to products containing silicon dioxide (Danawa County, West Virginia).
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Represented Allegheny County pro bono in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Ten Commandments display at the Allegheny Courthouse; the case is reported in Modrovich v. Allegheny County, 385 F.3d 397 (3rd Cir. 2004) (U.S. Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit).
Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution, 2020
Lecturer “Legal Ethics and the American Political Scandal: The Recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Scandal Through the Lens of the Historical Development of American Legal Ethics”, Institute of Energy and Mineral Law.
Moderator, “Litigation Update – Hot Topics and Future Controversy”, 6th IEL Shale Law Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 10-11 September 2015.
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Speaker, “Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law,” 36th Annual Conference of the Energy and Mineral Law Institute, Amelia Island, FL, 21-23. June 2015
Moderator, “Hot Leasing Issues This Year,” 5th IEL Law of Shale Plays Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2014
Speaker, “Protected Title: Indemnification and Waiver Claims in Acquisition and Certification of Rights”, 35th Annual Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Institute, White Sulfur Springs, WV, June 1-3, 2014.
Speaker, “Association and Consolidation in the Marcellus and Utica Shales: Pennsylvania Challenges and Opportunities”, Chevron Land Symposium, October 2013
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Moderator, 2012 U.S. Oil and Gas Law Update, 64th Annual IEL Conference on Petroleum Law, February 2013
Speaker, “Importer Security Claims and Other Carrier Requirements (also known as 10+2) – Flexible Enforcement Restrictions and Customs Issues, New Recommendations for Penalty Relaxation”, Communiqué, August 2009.
Co-author of Legal Ethics and the American Political Scandal: Recent Developments in Pennsylvania.