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    Biography

    Brian Pulito focuses his practice in the areas of eminent domain proceedings, construction litigation, midstream litigation, oil, gas and mineral law litigation, and insurance litigation. He has tried cases in both state and federal court. Additionally, he has argued cases before both state and federal appellate courts. Attorney Pulito has also written and spoken extensively on the law of oil and gas.      

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    Member, Pennsylvania Defense Initiate, First-Party Section
    Crawford County Bar Association, Treasurer
    American Bar Association
    Western Pennsylvania American Inns of Court
    Crawford County Young Lawyers Division
    Graduated cum laude, Gannon University
    Recipient, Martin Luther King Internship, Northwest Legal Services
    Graduated cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law

    Key Experience

    Represented producers with Marcellus and Utica shale wells in suits for excessive surface use, ownership, drilling rights, and pooling
    Prosecuted partition actions
    Defended lessees against claims of lease forfeiture arising from nonproduction and/or abandonment

    Work Experience

    2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2006-2010 Culbertson, Weiss, Schetroma and Schug, P.C.

    Speaking Engagements

    "Distinctions Between Federal and State Practice: A Practitioners Guide to the Differences Between State and Federal Practice," Civil Litigation Section Annual Retreat March, 2017

    Pipeline & Midstream Development from Wellhead to Burner Tip: Laws and Regulations Affecting Pipeline and Midstream Development in PA

    “Subsurface Trespass to the Oil& Gas Estate: Determining Damages in Pennsylvania,” PBI Oil and Gas Law Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA September 2015