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August 1, 2018 / Press Release

Porter Wright adds Mercer to growing Pittsburgh litigation team

Porter Wright is proud to announce that attorney Jeremy Mercer has joined the firm as Partner in its litigation practice. Licensed in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, his energy industry practice focuses on oil and gas counsel and litigation.

“Jeremy is another outstanding addition to our growing Pittsburgh office,” said Jim Curphey, chair of Porter Wright’s Litigation Department. “The firm’s oil and gas practice continues to diversify and expand, and he will be an invaluable part of that.”

Mercer joins Porter Wright from the Pittsburgh office of BlankRome, and has more than a decade of experience in the shale and hydraulic fracturing arena. With litigation experience spanning the Commonwealth, in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, he has extensive experience in the shale and hydraulic fracturing arena, including counseling clients on zoning ordinances, lease invalidity claims, contamination and health effects from drilling operations, rights-of-way/easements, and obligations relative to government agencies and regulations.

After receiving his B.A., summa cum laude, from Youngstown State University in 1997, Mercer completed his J.D., with honors, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2000.