Earl DeBrine concentrates his practice in oil and gas, railroad, product liability and commercial litigation. For twenty-six years, he has represented major energy companies, railroads and manufacturers in lawsuits and negotiations ranging from preferential purchase rights and other disputes under joint operating agreements, environmental and title disputes to oilfield wrongful death claims. He also regularly advises oil and gas producers concerning development transactions and appears before the Oil Conservation Division and Commission in a variety of regulatory matters pertaining to oil and gas development. He co-chairs the firm's Oil and Gas Practice Group. Earl joined Modrall Sperling in 1987 after receiving his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.