Best Lawyers for Mining Law in America

Search Best Lawyers Now

*This search returned more than the maximum results. Please refine your search using the links above.
Lawyer
Mark K. Adams was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark K. Adams

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb P.A.
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Mining Law Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Corporate Law Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Mining Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
Bruce E. Cryder was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Bruce E. Cryder

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mining Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Real Estate Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Mining Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Mining Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Mining Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Environmental Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Environmental Law Mining Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Mining Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Real Estate Oil and Gas Law Real Estate Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Water Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Mining Law Energy Regulatory Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Employment Law - Management Energy Law Employment Law - Individuals Mining Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law Mining Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
Sunny J. Nixon was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Sunny J. Nixon

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb P.A.
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Timber Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Bet-the-Company Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Securities Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mining Law Energy Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Energy Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Native American Law Environmental Law Mining Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
Jeannie Bugg Walston was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jeannie Bugg Walston

Webster Henry Bradwell Cohan Speagle & DeShazo P.C.
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law

  • Location:
  • Practice Areas:

Practice Area Definition

Mining Law Definition

Mining, regardless of the method (surface or underground) or the resource (metals, coal, or other minerals), involves the separation of a geological strata or valuable ore from the earth. In all of its forms, mining requires extensive capital and specialized machines and labor forces. Because mining frequently occurs over large geographic areas it can alter the hydrogeology and landscape of the area in which it occurs. As a consequence, there is a large body of common law and many statutory programs that define the property rights of persons engaged in mining, and control the environmental effects and safety practices of mining.

The ranks of “mining lawyers” typically involve specialists in mineral property acquisition and leasing, labor, employment and mine safety law, and environmental law. In the eastern United States, mining typically occurs on private property and often on tracts where title to the minerals has been severed from the surface. The predominant resources mined are coal, aggregates, iron ore, and salt. In the west, these same resources are recovered, but “hard rock” mining for precious metals (gold and silver), common metals (copper), and specialty minerals predominates. Unlike the eastern United States, most of the mining occurs on property owned by the agencies of the federal government.

Environmental practitioners serving the mining industry in the east should have a working knowledge of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and comparable state laws, the Clean Water Act and specifically the § 402 (NPDES) and § 404 (fill discharges) programs, the Clean Air Act, and the National Environmental Protection Act. Western practitioners should have this same background as well as a familiarity with the General Mining Law, the Mineral Leasing Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.

Jackson Kelly PLLC

Jackson Kelly PLLC logo

Mining, regardless of the method (surface or underground) or the resource (metals, coal, or other minerals), involves the separation of a geological strata or valuable ore from the earth. In all of its forms, mining requires extensive capital and specialized machines and labor forces. Because mining frequently occurs over large geographic areas it can alter the hydrogeology and landscape of the area in which it occurs. As a consequence, there is a large body of common law and many statutory programs that define the property rights of persons engaged in mining, and control the environmental effects and safety practices of mining.

The ranks of “mining lawyers” typically involve specialists in mineral property acquisition and leasing, labor, employment and mine safety law, and environmental law. In the eastern United States, mining typically occurs on private property and often on tracts where title to the minerals has been severed from the surface. The predominant resources mined are coal, aggregates, iron ore, and salt. In the west, these same resources are recovered, but “hard rock” mining for precious metals (gold and silver), common metals (copper), and specialty minerals predominates. Unlike the eastern United States, most of the mining occurs on property owned by the agencies of the federal government.

Environmental practitioners serving the mining industry in the east should have a working knowledge of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and comparable state laws, the Clean Water Act and specifically the § 402 (NPDES) and § 404 (fill discharges) programs, the Clean Air Act, and the National Environmental Protection Act. Western practitioners should have this same background as well as a familiarity with the General Mining Law, the Mineral Leasing Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.