I would recommend Owen Beetham. He beat Chesapeake on surface rights in the Sportsmen Club case and was on the right side of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act. I would rather have a small town lawyer who knows the law than a big town lawyer who loses to the small town guy AND charges twice as much as him.
Can you get me his info
Agree. Owen is the bright star in this area. A hometown kid who's doing an amazing job on these kinds of cases.
Not sure why you feel you need an attorney. It does not sound like Atlas has done anything wrong. A Oil & Gas company does not have to put your property into a unit unless they drill under your property.
How were you able to determine the drilling location if they are doing it under ground? Does it show on a Plat map or are you or know a drilling engineer? I believe that is stealing and would mean jail time; therefore, it's most likely a mistake if true. You don't need an attorney to fix a mistake with a natural gas drilling company.
The pad is 400 feet from my property. The people in back of me the side of me and complete front are collecting royalties
The pad is not on your property and the gas is being taken thousands of feet underground. If they stole your gas that would mean everyone working on the drilling site would know. They would have a legal responsibility to report this to the authorities. Before you waste money on an attorney, you need to gather your facts.
Keep in mind they don't need to steal your gas since they can get it all back in deductions on the monthly royalty checks.