Richard L. Gottlieb is the Managing Member of Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins PLLC
and is the head of the firm’s natural gas practice. Mr. Gottlieb primarily
represents oil and natural gas producers and other energy businesses in regulatory,
litigation and commercial matters. Mr. Gottlieb is listed inBest Lawyers in
America® for Energy Law and Oil & Gas and was recently
namedtheBest Lawyers®2013 Charleston, West VirginiaLawyer
of the Year in Oil & Gas Law. He is also listed inWest Virginia
SuperLawyers® for Business Litigation and Energy& Natural
Resources.Mr. Gottlieb is the West Virginia author for the Comparative Oil and
Gas Law book published by the AAPL. It is the first nationwide comparison of
Laws, Leasing, Exploration and Production.
He is a former counsel in the Office of Enforcement in the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission and was a senior attorney with Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation.
Mr. Gottlieb has managed and led complex, high-dollar commercial litigation cases
representing energy firms, financial institutions and large corporations. He has
- Major natural gas producers in class action royalty disputes, other lease issues,
contract cases and environmental and property damage claims.
- Natural gas producers in regulatory and permitting cases before the West Virginia
Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the West Virginia Shallow Well Commission and
the Coalbed Methane Review Commission.
- Natural gas local distribution companies, telecommunication companies and other
utilities before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.
- Lessors and lessees in mineral lease and joint operating agreement litigation and
- Natural gas producers and developers investing in the acquisition of natural gas
rights and development of the Marcellus Shale.
- Brokerage firms, investment advisors, national banks and other lending
institutions in federal class actions involving claims of fraud, misrepresentation,
and violations of federal and state laws.
Mr. Gottlieb, after attending Warwick University in Coventry, England, received his
bachelor of arts from Tulane University and his law degree from Washington & Lee
He is admitted to the West Virginia and District of Columbia bars and practices
before all West Virginia Federal and state courts.
Mr. Gottlieb is a member of the board of trustees and former officer of the Energy
& Mineral Law Foundation and a member of the Legal Committee for the West Virginia
Oil & Natural Gas Association.