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Gregory D. Brunton

Partner

(614) 917-1950
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Columbus
41 South High Street
Suite 2495
Columbus, OH 43215


Cleveland
600 Superior Ave. East
Fifth Third Building, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44114


Cincinnati
201 E. Fifth Street
Suite 1900
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Education

J.D., The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, cum laude, 1993

  • Managing Editor, The Ohio State Law Journal

B.A., University of Akron, 1990

Honors

AV Preeminent® Rated with Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Named to "Who's Who in Energy," Columbus Business First, 2013 and 2014

2014 Top Lawyers Central Ohio, Columbus CEO Magazine

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine from 2012 through 2018

Best Lawyers in America®  distinction in Commercial Litigation and Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law (2016-2020)

Greg Brunton is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney whose expertise encompasses all aspects of the energy industry, as well as complex commercial matters including trade secret litigation, covenants not to compete, land use, and class action disputes.
 
Mr. Brunton's experience in the myriad of legal issues stemming from the Marcellus and Utica shale development makes him a trusted resource for many clients, both large corporations and individuals, regarding all issues related to the shale plays, including eminent domain and land acquisition, oil gas leasing, Dormant Mineral Act litigation, title disputes and royalty rights.  
 
As co- chair of the Firm’s Energy Infrastructure Group, Mr. Brunton has dedicated a substantial portion of his career to the representation of midstream energy companies in all aspects of their projects.  Mr. Brunton has been lead counsel for numerous interstate and intrastate pipeline projects, and has provided legal representation for projects traversing thousands of miles in multiple states.
 
Mr. Brunton is also often called upon to defend high stakes professional negligence claims and commercial business disputes.  Some of his more notable successes include a defense jury verdict on behalf of a major law firm involving the handling of a class action lawsuit, successfully defending an intellectual property law firm at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, defending a creditor rights law firm in a class action, and successfully litigating shareholder disputes.
 
Mr. Brunton has argued cases in the Ohio Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C., the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and state appellate courts throughout Ohio.
 

Admissions

Ohio
Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Energy Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF), Member
DRI