Energy Law Firm Expands Attorney Roster

With the addition of 25 attorneys to its offices in Houston, San Antonio, and Pittsburgh, Burleson LLP has broadened its regional and national footprint, further strengthening its ability to provide the widest range of legal services to companies and financial institutions in the oil and gas industry.

“Energy work has always been a major priority for our firm, but the surge of activity in shale plays has been critical in shaping our overall strategic direction,” said Rick Burleson, managing partner. “Our focus on growth – in terms of capabilities, attorneys, and physical office space – has extended our reach significantly, enabling us to work on some of the largest and most important transactions happening in the industry.”

The latest wave of expansion includes:

San Antonio. The firm added eight new attorneys and two partners to its San Antonio location to support litigation and oil and gas title matters for companies operating in the Eagle Ford Shale. The office, which now includes 17 lawyers, has moved to the Weston Center on the River Walk, where nearly 10,000 square feet of space has been leased on the seventh floor of the building located at 112 East Pecan St.

Pittsburgh. Eight lawyers and a partner have joined the Pittsburgh office, reinforcing the firm’s transactional and litigation practice areas for companies with interests in the Marcellus and Utica Shale. Since opening in September 2009, the location has grown from four to 26 attorneys.

Houston. Six new lawyers have been hired in Houston, where Burleson recently moved into new offices in the downtown Pennzoil Building, virtually doubling its square footage. The Houston location now occupies 20,407 square feet on the 11th floor of the building’s North Tower at 700 Milam.

With this growth, the firm’s portfolio of work in shale formations now includes clients in the Marcellus, Bakken, Barnett, Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, Haynesville, Utica, and Woodford plays, as well as those with a presence in the Permian Basin.

About Burleson LLP
Burleson LLP has earned a reputation as the energy law firm the energy industry goes to. It has grown significantly in recent years with over 85 attorneys and offices in Houston, San Antonio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Serving clients in the upstream and midstream segments, the firm provides counsel to oil and gas producers, transportation companies, storage and processing businesses, and energy service providers. Burleson’s far-reaching experience includes mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; finance; private equity; venture capital; securities; corporate governance and compliance; patents and intellectual property; title review; real estate; litigation; and bankruptcy/restructuring, land use, and environmental law. For further information, visit


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