Aaron M. Bruggeman

Aaron Bruggeman is co-chair of Bricker & Eckler’s Southeast Ohio initiative and is also a member of the firm’s energy and natural resources team. He has extensive experience throughout Ohio and West Virginia on various issues related to the development of the Marcellus and Utica Shale region. While his practice focuses primarily on oil and gas pipeline litigation, oil and gas lease litigation and other energy-specific transactional matters, Aaron also has considerable experience in general commercial litigation and general real estate matters throughout Ohio. He has served as local counsel for national and international energy companies and energy generation facilities.

Aaron is a frequent speaker on shale activities in Southeast Ohio and a lifelong resident of Barnesville, Ohio. He is committed to assisting clients navigate diverse issues related to the region, while furthering the growth and development of the local communities.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, Barnesville Hospital Association
  • Board Member, Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President, Barnesville Rotary Club (2018-2019)
  • Former Board Member, Noble County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Ohio University Eastern Regional Coordinating Council
  • Member, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Dormant Mineral Act & Marketable Title Act: Curing Mineral Title Defects in Ohio" (with Craig Sweeney), Titles to Real Estate, Ohio State Bar Association, June 2019
  • Speaker, "The Ohio Marketable Title Act: Landowner's Last Hope or Outdated Law?" (with Craig Sweeney), The Acronyms of Oil and Gas Law, Columbus Bar Association, September 2017
  • Speaker, "The 1989 Dormant Minerals Act: Corban and Its Progeny," Ohio State Bar Association 2016 Oil and Gas Update, November 18, 2016
  • Speaker, "Ohio Access to Oil, Gas and Minerals," Ohio Professional Surveying Law, October 14, 2016

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio; State of West Virginia
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Past President, Belmont County Bar Association (2017-2018)

Awards & Recognition

  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Energy & Natural Resources), 2020


  • Ohio University (B.A., cum laude, Political Science, 2008)
  • Capital University (J.D., summa cum laude, 2011); Associate Notes Editor, Capital University Law Review; Recipient, Roberta Mitchell Staff Member of the Year Award
Family Man
Family Man

Outside of Bricker, Aaron enjoys his time with his wife and five children.