D. Kevin Moffatt


Kevin Moffatt is a senior associate and his practice focuses on real property law.  He is experienced in residential and commercial real estate transactions, title insurance, title issues, conveyancing, lending, foreclosures, creditor default services, rights-of-way acquisitions, mineral leasing issues, mineral title and drilling opinions, and business transactions.  He has practiced real property law for over two decades, mostly while managing his own law firm for more than a decade. Prior to attending law school, he worked for a major pipe, valve and fitting distributor serving the chemical, oil and natural gas, and coal industries.

Mr. Moffatt is licensed to practice in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  His admissions include the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, U. S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia, The Supreme Court of Ohio, and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Moffatt is a Bachelor of Arts graduate of West Virginia University, magna cum laude, and was awarded his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the West Virginia University College of Law.

He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, and serves on the Energy Law Committee for the West Virginia State Bar.  Mr. Moffatt has presented and lectured at the Annual Institute of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, classes for West Virginia Continuing Legal Education, and annual meeting of the West Virginia Land & Mineral Owners Association.  Mr. Moffatt also is an approved attorney for First American Title Insurance Company, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, and Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

Practice Area

Natural Gas/Shale

Lewis Glasser is widely recognized as having one of the leading natural gas and shale law practices in the Appalachian basin, including the dynamic Marcellus and Utica shale plays. The firm represents clients in all facets,including the purchase in sale or lease of natural gas holdings and resources; the examination of title interests; the production, transportation or marketing of natural gas; the negotiation and acquisition of pipeline right-of ways; the distribution of natural gas by a public utility; and the interstate storage and transport of natural gas.

The firm has been listed as a top-tier oil and natural gas law firm by Best Lawyers®, and comprises lawyers with a full range of capabilities – mineral law, title, litigation, regulatory, tax, business transactions, real estate, and bankruptcy.

The firm’s Natural Gas Practice is headed by Richard Gottlieb, who is listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Energy Law and Oil & Gas and was recently named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Charleston, West Virginia Lawyer of the Year in Oil & Gas Law. He is also listed in West Virginia SuperLawyers® for Business Litigation and Energy & Natural Resources.

Lewis Glasser’s experience in and valuable knowledge of the region’s natural gas industry includes other senior-level attorneys and staff members. With a long history of representing natural gas clients, Lewis Glasser uses a team approach to continually assess the excellence and cost-effectiveness of our legal services, and works with clients to provide early case assessment benefits, to value and balance the cost of each case/project and to employ litigation forecasting processes and strategic budgeting.

Lewis Glasser’s legal services have included providing assistance in the acquisition of natural gas rights and the development of the Marcellus/Utica Shale, including responsibility for due diligence, drafting and negotiation of joint operating agreements, title, regulatory and tax advice and all other aspects of complex mineral acquisitions.  In that regard, we recently have been involved as both local counsel and as arbitrators with respect to post-closing title defect issues in complex, multi-million oil and gas transactions. The firm’s Title Group has highly experienced lawyers who have a superior reputation in the Appalachian Basin.

Our law firm is active in the Energy & Mineral Law Institute, the American Association of Professional Landmen, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association.

Lewis Glasser provides government relations services with state and federal regulators to shape regulation that encourages development through industry best practices. Lewis Glasser is recognized as the leader in lobbying services for the natural gas industry and is currently involved in issues such as statutory pooling, environmental regulation and other issues concerning the natural gas industry, particularly regarding the development of the Marcellus and Utica plays.


Real Estate

Lewis Glasser is widely recognized for its leading real estate law practice. Its experienced lawyers are licensed in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The firm’s lawyers have a full range of abilities – title, real estate development, financing, eminent domain and condemnation, common interest communities, leasing, state and local taxation, land use, construction and historic preservation.

Lawyers in the real estate and energy practice variously are listed in Best Lawyers in America® in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Commercial Transactions and Zoning and Land Use Law and in SuperLawyers® in Real Property Law.

Lewis Glasser serves banks, mortgage lenders and brokers in title and settlement services. Our firm provides title services and settle transactions throughout West Virginia.

Lewis Glasser is agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company. It is a member of the American Land Title Association and subscribes to ALTA Best Practices in settlement services.

The firm represents commercial property developers and owners of all types and sizes, common interest communities, community associations, coal, oil and gas producers, landlords, tower companies, utilities and state and federal, state and local governments.

Lewis Glasser’s title group has highly experienced lawyers who have superior reputations in the Appalachian Basin. Its minerals practice includes managing complex commercial and mineral titles, including coal, oil and natural gas title certifications, opinions and reports for surface, leasehold, oil and gas, division orders, CBM and coal estates for both owners and producers.

The firm produces the highest quality mineral and other title reports, opinions, certificates and division of interest documents for properties in West Virginia and Ohio. It has prepared reports based on abstracts and examinations undertaken by its in-house staff of experienced abstractors and in collaboration with brokerages often selected by our clients, all based on our professional obligations.

The firm’s lawyers litigate in all areas of real estate, including ownership, boundaries, eminent domain and condemnation, land use and other real property interest in state and federal courts in West Virginia and Ohio.

Our law firm is active in the Energy & Mineral Law Institute, the American Association of Professional Landmen, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association.

Alta Best Practices Certified             Stewart Title Insurance Company   Old Republic National Title Insurance CompanyFirst American Title Insurance Company


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