DLP Attorneys Receive Accreditation In Well Drilling Injury Litigation Course

Date: April 10, 2010
Posted In: DLP Law

In light of the ever-growing presence of well drilling activity in the Marcellus Shale formation, Attorneys Joseph Price and Thomas Cummings of the DLP law firm recently received accreditation after attending a comprehensive continuing legal education course in Houston, Texas presented through the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
The substantive portions of the course materials included and overview of the applicable State and Federal regulations that cover jurisdiction over roads, traffic, noise, odors, leases, permits, pipeline easements and royalty payments. In addition, the program addressed the legal obligations of property owners (the “surface owner”) and well drilling operators in the event of a well drilling work accident, damage to the surface owners property, damage to adjacent owner\’s property, or personal injury suffered as a result of a well drilling operation.
The course program, as offered by the University of Texas School of Law, provided instruction in problem areas that develop in the areas of oil, gas and mineral law. Course presenters included law professors, as well as private counsel and corporate attorneys who practice in the natural gas and oil drilling litigation field.

Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.