Burleson LLP's Pittsburgh office was conceived and designed to mirror the development of the Marcellus Shale and similar plays in the larger Appalachian Basin.  We began our work in Pittsburgh in the same way our clients did - by following the rock.  Building upon the firm's success in the Texas Barnett Shale, Burleson entered the Marcellus play early, in conjunction with the land departments of many enterprising exploration companies such as Range Resources and Rex Energy, both of which were pioneers in the Marcellus Shale. 

As the play developed, we grew along with our clients, adding skilled operations practitioners such as lawyers experienced in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, litigation, land use, and environmental law.  At the same time, we used our high-energy growth profile to support and defend the oil and gas industry in the face of public skepticism about shale operations.  We've further expanded to serve our clients in the Utica Shale as well, adding experienced lawyers from Ohio, West Virginia, and New York to our team.  By affording our lawyers the opportunity to walk alongside our clients every step of the way, we become partners with them.  While our competitors establish practice groups to serve the industry part-time, we have built an entire firm solely to represent our clients' interests and serve their needs on a full-time and exclusive basis.  

Burleson's Pittsburgh office has received recognition in the following areas:

  • Honored as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Washington County, Pennsylvania by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce (2012)
  • Recognized as one of the largest law firm energy practices in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Business Times (2012)
  • Recognized as one of the largest law firms in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Business Times (2012)


Pittsburgh Office
Managing Partner: Keith A. Zabela
Southpointe Town Center
1900 Main Street, Suite 201
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317
T: 724.746.6644
F: 724.746.6645



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