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J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2013)
- Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
- Moot Court Board
B.A., Government and Economics, Wofford College (2010)
- Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Evan Conard is a member of the Bowles Rice Energy Team. His practice focuses on drafting and reviewing title opinions related to surface, mineral and oil and gas ownership; preparing various coal and oil and gas agreements; and litigating complex energy and real estate matters involving lease exchange agreements, boundary encroachments, use of rights of way and easements, siting of interstate natural gas pipelines, and disputes related to the rights granted by oil and gas lease agreements.
Prior to joining Bowles Rice in 2017, Evan worked in-house for a major coal operator and natural gas exploration and production company, advising on title-related matters affecting operations and providing other related legal guidance to facilitate development of the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in north-central West Virginia. He also gained valuable commercial litigation experience working for a regional law firm in Huntington, West Virginia.
Evan received his law degree in 2013 from the West Virginia University College of Law. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in government and economics from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. A native West Virginian, Evan is a 2002 recipient of the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Award.
- Recognized as "Ones to Watch" in 2021 by The Best Lawyers in America ® (Energy Law; Oil and Gas Law)
- West Virginia University College of Law
- Recipient of CALI Awards (recognition for achieving the highest grade in a particular subject):
- The Legislative Process
- The Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
- May 6, 2021
- Best Lawyers in America®, August 20, 2020
- June 19, 2017
Presentations & Events
- Presentation: "The Rule of Capture, Subsurface Trespass and Shale Gas Development" by Evan G. ConardShale Gas Law 2018 SeminarWest Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia, November 9, 2018
Articles & Alerts
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court Cautiously Extends the Rule of Capture by Andrew H. Bell and Evan G. ConardBowles Rice Industry Analysis, February 17, 2020
- Methodology Mishap: West Virginia Supreme Court Rules Tax Department Misinterpreted Regulation for Assessment of Oil and Gas Wells by Evan G. ConardBowles Rice Industry Analysis, June 13, 2019
- Enter Carefully: West Virginia Supreme Court Defines Scope of Implied Surface Use Rights for Mineral Development by Evan G. ConardBowles Rice Industry Analysis, June 13, 2019
- The Rule of Capture Held Captive: Pennsylvania Superior Court Ruling Challenges Application of Long-Standing Oil and Gas Law Principle to Unconventional Shale Operations by Evan G. ConardBowles Rice Industry Analysis, June 15, 2018
- State of Affairs, July 30, 2019
- Gas & Oil Association of WV, Inc.
- Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
- Metallurgical Coal Producers Association
- West Virginia Coal Association
- West Virginia State Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division
- First Tee of West Virginia, Volunteer