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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Corporate Law Native American Law Natural Resources Law Mining Law Oil and Gas Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning 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 Oil and Gas Law Energy Law International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Environmental Law Energy Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Media Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Energy Law Arbitration Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental Native American Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Native American Law Energy Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Product Liability Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Municipal Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Natural Resources Law Tax Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Municipal Law Litigation - Environmental Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Construction Litigation - Municipal Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Midland, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
Brad R. Cahoon was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Brad R. Cahoon

Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Railroad Law Land Use and Zoning Law Energy Regulatory Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Energy Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah Bend, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Water Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Long Beach, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Antitrust Law Mining Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Municipal Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Utilities Law Communications Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law 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 Natural Resources Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Oil and Gas Law Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Administrative / Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Sheridan, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Personal Injury Litigation Energy Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial Energy Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Bend, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Water Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Energy Regulatory Law Utilities Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Mining Law Energy Regulatory Law Water Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Energy Law Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Natural Resources Law Railroad Law Water Law Environmental Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Regulatory Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Project Finance Law Environmental Law Timber Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Animal Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Animal Law Mining Law Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law Mining Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Water Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Environmental Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Water Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Regulatory Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Utilities Law Timber Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Utilities Law Energy Law Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Public Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Water Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law Water Law
Lawyer
Maureen F. Gorsen was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Maureen F. Gorsen

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Energy Regulatory Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Energy Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Natural Resources Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Information Technology Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Natural Resources Law Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Regulatory Law Utilities Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Regulatory Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Native American 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: 2022
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toledo, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Native American Law Litigation - Construction Natural Resources Law Construction Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Water Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Contracts Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Appellate Practice Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Midland, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Energy Law Natural Resources Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Longview, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Natural Resources Law Energy Law Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Municipal Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Environmental Law Water Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Water Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Natural Resources Law Water Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Timber Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Natural Resources Law Gaming Law Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Environmental Law Utilities Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Health Care Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Water Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Regulatory Law Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Cody, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Tax Law Litigation - Real Estate Trusts and Estates Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    CleanTech Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Economic Development Law Environmental Law Energy Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Water Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Sports Law Litigation - Environmental Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Government Relations Practice Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Natural Resources Law Water Law Litigation - Patent Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Litigation - Real Estate Oil and Gas Law Mining Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Government Contracts Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Natural Resources Law International Trade and Finance Law Trademark Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Appellate Practice Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Native American Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
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Robert G. "Rob" Lewis was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert G. "Rob" Lewis

Lewis Ringelman & Fanyo P.C.
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  • Location:
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  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law
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    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
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    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Energy Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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    Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law Natural Resources Law Municipal Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law
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    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    CleanTech Law Corporate Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law
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    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Timber Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
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    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
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  • Recognized Since: 2008
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    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Recognized Since: 2010
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    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Mining Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law Energy Law

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Practice Area Definition

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.