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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Native American Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Water Law Energy Law Corporate Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
David F. "Dave" Asmus  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David F. "Dave" Asmus

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law International Trade and Finance Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Oil and Gas Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Environmental Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Addison, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Antitrust Law Oil and Gas Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
Bruce E. Cryder was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Bruce E. Cryder

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Sheridan, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Energy Law Corporate Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mining Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Mining Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Energy Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Midland, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mining Law Water Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Native American Law Gaming Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Water Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Real Estate Law Mining Law Litigation - Real Estate Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Energy Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law
Lawyer
Robert G. "Rob" Lewis  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert G. "Rob" Lewis

Lewis Ringelman & Fanyo P.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental Water Law Environmental Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Energy Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Timber Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Oil and Gas Law Mediation Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Natural Resources Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Commercial Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Natural Resources Law Employment Law - Management Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Oxford, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Utilities Law Energy Law Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law Real Estate Law Mining Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Environmental Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Energy Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Mining Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Water Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Kingwood, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Real Estate Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Natural Resources Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Commercial Litigation Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Native American Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Natural Resources Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Mining Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Energy Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Winchester, Virginia Charleston, West Virginia Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Agriculture Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Mining Law
Lawyer
Jessalyn H. "Jessie" Zeigler  was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Jessalyn H. "Jessie" Zeigler

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law

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Natural Resources Law Definition

“Natural resources” is an extraordinarily broad concept. The United States Geological Survey defines natural resources as “minerals, energy, land, water, and biota.” This definition includes the timber, metal, or stone that your house is built from, the fuel that produced the electricity that heats and cools it, the water in its pipes, and even the scenery that increases its value.

Natural resources law is occasionally confused with environmental law, but the fields are distinct. Environmental law is what you may not do; natural resources law is what you may do and how to do it. It is the body of law that organizes the discovery, development, allocation, ownership, management, and ultimately use of all the raw materials that our civilization is built from, and of the energy sources that make it run. In a practical sense, this term has come to mean the constellation of statutory, regulatory, and judicial law that customarily applies to the major natural resource industries such as mining, oil and gas, water, and forestry.

This body of law draws heavily from contract, property, and corporate law, but also has substantial overlap with environmental, tax, land use, administrative, and even tort law. The set of legal issues that confront, for example, a client wishing to organize a company to develop a particular offshore or onshore mineral deposit, is unique. Therefore, the diversity and specificity of these issues led to the emergence of specialized natural resource lawyers.

Natural resource lawyers also must be familiar with the business realities that affect their clients. They are experienced with the operational details and points of negotiation in the contracts and physical operations that are common and also unique to a particular resource. They must alert clients to potential traps for the unwary in the case law of their jurisdiction, navigate government regulations to accomplish their clients’ goals, and assemble transactions from the myriad property and operational issues that exist for each particular resource. For example, the mechanics and economics of the development of oil and gas versus hard minerals such as coal has led to dramatically different business structures and contracts to develop these distinct resources.

Some natural resource lawyers specialize in unwinding the often Gordian ownership of mineral resources, others are skilled in litigating the unique disputes that arise in the context of development joint ventures, and still others can structure natural resource projects from exploration, to development and sale. In recent years, the natural resource industries have acquired a significant international dimension; in this context natural resource lawyers can provide invaluable orientation and counsel to foreign companies investing in mineral projects in the United States, or domestic companies seeking to expand their presence globally.

Arthur J. Wright, Oil and Gas Practice Group Leader
Thompson & Knight LLP

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“Natural resources” is an extraordinarily broad concept. The United States Geological Survey defines natural resources as “minerals, energy, land, water, and biota.” This definition includes the timber, metal, or stone that your house is built from, the fuel that produced the electricity that heats and cools it, the water in its pipes, and even the scenery that increases its value.

Natural resources law is occasionally confused with environmental law, but the fields are distinct. Environmental law is what you may not do; natural resources law is what you may do and how to do it. It is the body of law that organizes the discovery, development, allocation, ownership, management, and ultimately use of all the raw materials that our civilization is built from, and of the energy sources that make it run. In a practical sense, this term has come to mean the constellation of statutory, regulatory, and judicial law that customarily applies to the major natural resource industries such as mining, oil and gas, water, and forestry.

This body of law draws heavily from contract, property, and corporate law, but also has substantial overlap with environmental, tax, land use, administrative, and even tort law. The set of legal issues that confront, for example, a client wishing to organize a company to develop a particular offshore or onshore mineral deposit, is unique. Therefore, the diversity and specificity of these issues led to the emergence of specialized natural resource lawyers.

Natural resource lawyers also must be familiar with the business realities that affect their clients. They are experienced with the operational details and points of negotiation in the contracts and physical operations that are common and also unique to a particular resource. They must alert clients to potential traps for the unwary in the case law of their jurisdiction, navigate government regulations to accomplish their clients’ goals, and assemble transactions from the myriad property and operational issues that exist for each particular resource. For example, the mechanics and economics of the development of oil and gas versus hard minerals such as coal has led to dramatically different business structures and contracts to develop these distinct resources.

Some natural resource lawyers specialize in unwinding the often Gordian ownership of mineral resources, others are skilled in litigating the unique disputes that arise in the context of development joint ventures, and still others can structure natural resource projects from exploration, to development and sale. In recent years, the natural resource industries have acquired a significant international dimension; in this context natural resource lawyers can provide invaluable orientation and counsel to foreign companies investing in mineral projects in the United States, or domestic companies seeking to expand their presence globally.