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Matt Warnock

Matt Warnock is a partner in Bricker & Eckler’s Energy and Public Utilities group and co-chair of the firm’s Shale Task Force. As part of the Shale Task Force, Matt focuses his practice on a wide range of energy issues, including oil and gas related litigation and transaction matters. Matt has extensive experience with: (i) mineral rights disputes under the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act and Ohio Marketable Title Act; (ii)negotiating oil and gas leases, pipeline rights of way, amendments to oil and gas leases, water use agreements, surface use agreements, and seismic testing agreements; (iii) oil and gas litigation; and (iv) serving as local counsel for oil and gas companies.

Matt also appears in utility regulatory matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) on behalf of hospitals, public schools and the largest public retail energy governmental aggregator in the country. He also represents applicants before the Ohio Power Siting Board, including electric...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Oil and Gas Law Course, Capital University Law School (2013-Present)

Presentations & Published Works

  • Presentations
  • Regular Contributor, Bricker & Eckler Energy Exchange
  • Speaker, "Oil and Gas Leases in Ohio," Ohio State Bar Association webcast, September 2013

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Bar Admissions & Activities

  • OSBA, Natural Resources Law Committee (2013-Present)
  • Member, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (2012-present)
  • Member, Ohio Oil and Gas Association (2012-present)

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Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, 2014, 2015
  • Recognized by ChambersUSA as Associate to Watch in Natural Resources & Environment Law, 2014
  • Rated as BV Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell


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

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.


  • 3/27/2015

    7th Annual Selecting Project Delivery Models and Bidding for Public Construction Projects in Ohio

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