Kevin Gormly

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Grandview Circle 11
Canonsburg 15317 PA US

Kevin M. Gormly has significant experience in complex federal and state court oil and gas litigation. He routinely handles litigation on behalf of operators involving oil and gas leases, contractual issues, joint operating agreements, farmout agreements, drilling contracts and joint venture agreements.

He frequently presents on legal topics related to the oil and gas industry, his most recent presentations include “Surface Owner Efforts to Prevent Development,” “Keeping the Lease Alive,” and “Joint Operating Agreements.”


  • Served as trial counsel for operator in Pennsylvania’s landmark case involving the deductibility of post-production costs in oil and gas leases
  • Represented operator in case before the Pennsylvania Superior Court deciding that there is no implied duty to develop different strata in oil and gas leases
  • Served as trial counsel for operator in a case between operators in which plaintiff sought $66 million in damages over a preferential right provision in a joint operating agreement
  • Represented operators with respect to Department of Environmental Protection violations and before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board
  • Represented operators in well explosion cases, OSHA investigations, and zoning issues in local townships and municipalities
  • Represented operators and midstream companies in hundreds of cases involving issues such as land use, zoning, lease disputes, royalty disputes, injunction issues, water contamination, quiet title actions, dormant oil and gas actions, and explosion/catastrophe cases
  • Represented operators before local townships and municipalities, including conditional-use permits, road-use agreements, heavy-hauling permits, bond issues, and access to public roads for operations
  • Served as outside general counsel to several independent oil and gas operators and assisting these operators with complex oil and gas legal matters


  • J.D. New York University School of Law
  • B.S. Binghamton University


  • Indiana County Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America – Co-chair of Legislative Committee
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, Michael Late Benedum Chapter
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association Chapter
  • Homewood-Brushton YMCA, Former Board Member


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Grandview Circle 11
Canonsburg 15317 PA US
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