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Matt Warnock

Matt Warnock is a partner in Bricker & Eckler’s Columbus office and chair of the firm’s Oil & Gas Industry group. Matt focuses his practice on a wide range of energy issues, including (i) oil and gas transactional matters; (ii) energy policy initiatives; (iii) oil and gas litigation, including appellate work; (iv) title curative matters, including the resolution of mineral rights disputes under the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act; and (v) serving as local counsel for producers and pipeline companies.

Matt's practice also involves appearances before state and regulatory agencies, including the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Ohio Power Siting Board, and Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Capital University Law School (2013-Present)

Presentations & Published Works

  • Author, Oil and Gas Chapter of Ohio Real Estate Law (Balwin's Ohio Practice), 2012-Present
  • Author, Oil and Gas Chapter of Ohio Real Estate Law (Baldwin's Ohio Practice), 2012 - Present
  • Regular Contributor, Bricker & Eckler Energy Exchange

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Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Ohio Supreme Court Mentoring Program (2015-present)
  • Admitted, State of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio
  • Extern in the Legal Office of former Ohio Governor Strickland and the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office

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Awards & Recognition

  • Listed in Who's Who in Energy by Columbus Business First 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, 2014, 2015
  • Recognized by ChambersUSA as Associate to Watch in Natural Resources & Environment Law, 2014

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  • Ohio Wesleyan University (B.S. history, summa cum laude with department honors 2004) Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board
  • Capital University (J.D., summa cum laude 2007) Staff Member, Capital University Law Review

Featured Video

What Are the Latest Trends in Ohio's Shale Play?

What Are the Latest Trends in Ohio's Shale Play?
Where are the shale opportunities? Bricker & Eckler attorneys Glenn Krassen and Matt Warnock discuss the trends for 2013 and beyond -- and upcoming development opportunities -- in Ohio's shale development.