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William J. Leon Esq

William J. Leon Esq

William J. Leon, LC
  • Energy, Oil and Gas, Legal Malpractice, Business Law
  • Pennsylvania, West Virginia
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Summary

34 years experience. Licensed in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Statewide practice representing mineral owners including:

Coal, oil and gas lease negotiation.
Modification and termination of existing oil and gas leases.
Compelling additional production under existing leases.
Production royalty disputes.
Surface damages claims.
Quiet title and partition actions.
Marketing, purchase and sale of mineral interests.

Representing the victims of legal malpractice.

Commercial litigation and business transactional matters.

Education
West Virginia University
J.D | Law
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Honors: Order of the Coif. Law Review.
Professional Experience
Founding member
Willaim J. Leon, LC
- Current
Practice emphasizing transactional and litigation matters concerning mineral interests, and general commercial litigation. Mineral related engagements include analysis of oil and gas lease proposals; assistance negotiating lease modifications and drafting of appropriate documentation concerning same; modifying or terminating existing flat rate royalty leases; disputes regarding lease formation and lease termination, and surface owner damage claims.
Special counsel
Eckert, Seamans, Cherin, & Mellott, PLLC.
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Special counsel with 250 attorney regional law firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Civil litigation practice with emphasis on commercial litigation, lender liability litigation, and domestic relations matters involving valuation and division of professional practices and business interests.
Founding Member
William J. Leon, LC
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Civil litigation practice with emphasis on commercial and personal injury litigation. Practice areas included asbestos mass tort defense, legal malpractice, wrongful death, products liability, general personal injury claims, and medical practice management issue. Commercial transactional representation involving sale and acquisition of businesses and business related assets including negotiation, due diligence and document preparation.
Speaking Engagements
Leasing Considerations for Mineral Owners, Shale Gas Law seminar, West Virginia University College of Law
West Virginia Continuing Legal Education
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
- Current
West Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
West Virginia
4th Circuit
All West Virgiana Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial telephone consultation.
  • Contingent Fees
    Hourly and Contingent fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly and contingent fees
Practice Areas
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial litigation
  • Transactional and due diligence
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
William J. Leon, LC
1200 Dorsey Avenue
Suite III
Morgantown, WV 26501
USA
Telephone: (304) 554-3880
Fax: (888) 640-4782