Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
T: (304) 347-1118
F: (304) 343-2867

Practice Areas

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1979)

  • Managing Editor, The West Virginia Law Review

B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, West Virginia University (1976)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
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George A. Patterson, III

Of Counsel

George Patterson has a wide variety of legal experience, but now limits his practice to matters involving oil and gas, coal and commercial real estate law.

George has significant experience over the past 18 years in gas-related cases before the Public Service Commission.  He helped write the rules under which utilities are required to transport gas to end users, and the rules under which pipelines are regulated by the PSC.  

He is frequently invited to write and speak for legal and industry publications and meetings.

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Oil & Gas Law) 2007-present
  • Gunslinger Award recipient, presented by Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, 2015
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business among “Leaders in their Field” for Natural Resources Law
  • Peer-Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2012 Oil & Law Lawyer of the Year for the southern region of West Virginia
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers (Energy & Natural Resources), 2009-2013
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (Trustee; Chairman, Oil and Gas Committee, 1996-1997)
  • Independent Oil and Gas Association (General Counsel)