Bricker’s Southeast Ohio team grows with the addition of oil and gas attorney Craig Sweeney
Bricker & Eckler is growing its Southeast Ohio legal team in reflection of its increasing client base and opportunities in the region.
“Craig Sweeney is passionate about the immense economic growth of this region and the people who call it home,” says Chris Slagle, partner in charge of the firm’s Marietta and Barnesville offices. “We know our clients will respond to his knowledge of the region and his commitment to his neighbors.”
A resident of the state’s southeast region and a practicing attorney in Woodsfield and southeastern Ohio since law school, Craig will be a member of the firm’s Oil and Gas group. He comes to the firm with extensive experience drafting and negotiating oil and gas leases, mineral sale agreements and surface use agreements. He also represents individuals and businesses in title curative litigation. Additionally, Craig has assisted a variety of clients in estate planning and business succession planning.
“Bricker has a strong practice in the region, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve my existing clients as well as clients in the broader Southeast Ohio region,” Craig shared. “I am thrilled to become involved in Bricker’s efforts to help promote the success of the area.”
He attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and earned an undergraduate degree in political science. Craig then came to the Buckeye State and was accepted into Ohio Northern University’s Claude W. Pettit College of Law, where he earned his J.D. in 2011.
Craig will spend time in both the firm’s Marietta and Barnesville offices, serving clients throughout Washington, Belmont, Monroe and surrounding counties.
Bricker & Eckler’s Southeast Ohio initiative includes attorneys in a variety of disciplines, including energy, public sector law, education law, health care law and business law, providing specialized legal services to businesses, organizations and individuals in the region. The firm’s multidisciplinary Oil and Gas group offers practical and creative solutions to a variety of legal, regulatory and policy issues involving oil and gas development in and around Ohio.