Nicholas S. Preservati
Member | Co-Chair, Energy Practice Group
Charleston, WV
office 304.720.3437
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources
  • Results

Mr. Preservati’s primary area of practice is energy law with an emphasis in complex litigation.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1994
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1997

Experience

  • Representing energy clients in all facets of litigation, including complex, “bet-the-company” matters
  • Representing coal companies in civil and criminal investigations relating to mining injuries and fatalities
  • Representing corporate plaintiffs in multi-million dollar disputes
  • Representing global Fortune 100 company and serving as de facto general counsel for multiple subsidiaries
  • Representing energy clients before state and federal courts
  • Representing energy clients before state and federal administrative agencies
  • Representing clients in high-stakes litigation regarding the sterilization of millions of tons of recoverable coal reserves
  • Drafted West Virginia statutes and regulations regarding the drilling and operation of oil and natural gas wells and natural gas pipeline safety
  • Representing businesses in personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability matters
  • As in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 electric utility, litigated and managed thousands of personal injury, asbestos and wrongful death cases; managed admiralty and maritime operations
  • Representing clients in federal white-collar criminal cases and assisting corporations in responding to complex federal grand jury subpoenas
Alternative Dispute Resolution Compliance, Privacy & Investigations Consumer Finance Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation Midstream Services

Distinctions

  • AV® Distinguished™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Energy Law and Natural Resources Law

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Illinois State Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Illinois Supreme Court

Memberships

  • Lex Mundi, Energy and Resources Industry Group, Vice Chairman
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • West Virginia Coal Association
  • American Bar Association: Chair, Public Utilities, Transportation & Telecommunications Committee; Chair, Environment, Energy & Resources Law Committee; Special Committee on the Practice of Law; Individual Rights Executive Subcommittee; Litigation Committee Executive Subcommittee

 Community Involvement

  • American Red Cross, West Virginia Region, Board Member
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