Attorney Donald A. Nickerson Jr. has joined Bowles Rice. He will focus his practice in energy law and real estate law. He is based in the firm's Southepointe, Pennsylvania, office.
With experience in Marcellus and Utica shales, including preparing certified mineral title opinions, drilling and royalty opinions and performing title examinations, Nickerson had worked for Jackson Kelly in Wheeling starting in 2005, where his practice focused on business transactions and formation, residential and commercial real estate transactions and estate administrations.
He previously practiced law in Columbus, Ohio, and worked as a vice president and trust officer at United Bank, where he was responsible for trust administration in northern West Virginia.
He earned his law degree magna cum laude from Capital University in 1987. He earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration from West Liberty State College in 1982.
He's a member of the Ohio County Bar Association as well as the Oglebay Institute board of trustees and the former vice chairman of the West Virginia State Republican Executive Committee.