Craig E. Sweeney

Of Counsel

Biography
Practicing in Woodsfield and southeastern Ohio since law school, Craig Sweeney’s legal practice focuses on oil and gas counsel and litigation. Craig represents individuals and businesses in title curative litigation in common pleas court, the Seventh District Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Ohio. He also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating oil and gas leases, mineral sale agreements and surface use agreements. Additionally, Craig has assisted a variety of clients in estate planning and business succession planning.
Professional & Community Activities
  • President, Kiwanis Club of Woodsfield
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, Monroe County Port Authority
  • Member, Ohio Oil and Gas Association
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "The Ohio Marketable Title Act: Landowner's Last Hope or Outdated Law?" (with Aaron Bruggeman), The Acronyms of Oil and Gas Law, Columbus Bar Association, September 2017
  • Speaker, “Ohio’s Marketable Title Act and the ODMA: Siblings or Distant Cousins?,” EMLF Special Institute on Ohio’s Dormant Minerals Act, December 12, 2016
  • Speaker, "The 1989 Dormant Minerals Act: Corban and Its Progeny," Ohio State Bar Association 2016 Oil and Gas Update, November 18, 2016
Education
  • Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law (J.D., 2011); Texas Young Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team; Student Bar Association L2/L3 Class Representative; Law School Curriculum Committee/University Disciplinary Board
  • DePauw University (B.A., political science, 2008); Lilly Endowment Scholarship; Relay For Life Steering Committee
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