For more than a decade, attorney Allison J. Farrell has practiced “dirt law” in the Appalachian Basin. This Buffalo native earned her stripes as an oil, gas, and coal attorney litigating complex title and natural resource development issues in both state and federal courts for industry clients.
Over the years, Allison has represented clients in a wide variety of property-based legal matters, including quiet title actions, lease litigation, eminent domain actions, partition claims, surface use disputes, easement and right-of-way disputes, estate contests, land contract enforcement and foreclosure, estate disputes, and judicial sales of real estate, to name a few. She also represents oil and gas producers before the West Virginia Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and has advocated for her clients before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
As a complement to her litigation practice, Allison manages a real estate transaction practice out of the firm’s Clarksburg office. The transaction side of the practice spans both surface and subsurface property interests. Regardless of whether Allison is advising on a “simple” lease negotiation, a mineral title opinion, a title search, or specialized advice on how to best structure a joint operating agreement (JOA) among oil and gas operators, Allison’s clients value her direct and no-nonsense approach.
Allison is a licensed title insurance agent with First American Title Insurance, and is approved as a settlement agent with both Fidelity National Title Group and West Virginia’s Banker's Title. Quick, efficient title searches and closings for property in North Central West Virginia are handled in the firm’s downtown Clarksburg location.
Allison is originally from Buffalo, New York and moved to West Virginia from Montana in 2005. An avid horsewoman, Allison and her family live on a farm in the central part of the state. In her free time, she enjoys trail riding, camping, working on the farm, and traveling.