With millions of workers nationwide, the energy industry ranks among the largest employers in the United States. This vast and growing employment base generates many unique workplace challenges. To guide energy clients through the legal maze, Steidley & Neal leverages significant experience and resources in responding to the most difficult issues affecting the industry.

Our Clients

While each client is unique, Steidley & Neal has a long history of working with the energy industry and its subsectors, making our attorneys well-positioned to counsel clients of all types, including those engaged in the following:

  • Oil and gas exploration and extraction
  • Energy services
  • Mining
  • Power generation
  • Transmission and transportation
  • Alternative energy (wind, biomass, solar, hydro, etc.)
  • Utilities
  • Oil and gas equipment/service providers
  • Refining


Steidley & Neal represents and advises clients in the oil and gas industry in litigation. Our clients include major independent oil and gas companies, pipeline companies, well operators, drilling contractors, seismic companies, transportation companies, insurers, royalty owners and service and supply companies involved with the industry.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We work to help clients avoid litigation altogether. But, when matters require adjudication of claims – before juries, judges, magistrates, mediators or arbitration panels – we have the experience to untangle the most complex disputes. Property damage, personal injury and insurance claims. Our lawyers counsel clients on a wide variety of claims, including well blowouts; wellhead, casing, downhole and reservoir damage; transportation failures; personal injuries; environmental and land contamination (legacy) claims; lost and delayed production claims; and insurance coverage disputes. Contract and title disputes. Members of our team provide counsel on mineral lease disputes, royalty valuation disputes and production royalty audits. We also advise on contract disputes, including indemnity claims.