Gas & Coal Litigation

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For decades, the law office of Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC has been a friend of the coal, oil, gas, and timber industries of West Virginia and Virginia. Every one of our attorneys has actual trial experience representing companies in the natural resources industry, providing knowledgeable advice and strong defense representation across a broad spectrum of concerns.

Our lawyers represent companies in matters involving equipment and NPDES compliance, oil spills, and hazardous waste disposal. We also offer legal representation on the applicability of insurance coverage for these types of claims as well as environmental claims.

Our attorneys possess a wealth of experience and knowledge of the issues and challenges facing companies in the field of natural resource development. We evaluate the exposure of each claim quickly and accurately, and communicate our findings clearly and honestly to clients so that we can plan a litigation strategy consistent with our clients’ needs.

Our practice includes the representation of industry-related owners, operators, producers, and contractors in the resolution of a broad range of issues, including: coal drainage and refuse problems; runoff litigation; water and wastewater treatment systems; flooding; underground coal mining and surface mining accident defense; explosions and natural gas exploration accident defense; blasting claims; nuisance and dust claims; employment law and workers’ compensation defense; deliberate intent claims; indemnity claims; and complex class action or mass tort litigation.