For general information:
West Virginia Surface Owners’ Rights Organization
1500 Dixie Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Comments on our web site?
Please let us know what you think about our web site by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org! We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have. And let us know if you see any errors. Anything to make it better!
Questions about your rights:
One of the founding members of WV SORO is Dave McMahon, a lawyer who wrote the West Virginia Surface Owner’s Guide to Oil and Gas. Because of the volume of calls he receives, and because he has a day job, he is not able to represent individual members of WV SORO with problems in court. However, he will respond to an e-mail, or spend 5 minutes or so with anyone who calls on the phone with a question about their individual problem, and perhaps refer them on to a private lawyer for representation.
Dave asks, if there is a link that relates to your problem under “Resources” on this web site, that you first review that information. Also, if you have time, please order the West Virginia Surface Owner’s Guide to Oil and Gas. When you get it, look through “Overview of the Guide” and the “Table of Contents” to direct you to information on your question or problem. Many people still have questions after this, and Dave is glad to talk to you, but it saves him some time if you learn what you can by doing some reading before you give him a call. Of course, if it is urgent, go ahead and e-mail him or call him right away.