Is your health, home or happiness at risk?

Call us for help. Acting in concert as the Marcellus Shale Oil and Gas Litigation Group, four lead attorneys from four prominent law firms are combining their experience, knowledge and resources on behalf of landowners facing problems related to oil and gas exploration and drilling.

Do you have health and safety concerns?

You're not alone. Did you know that fracking is actually exempt from the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act? While concerned organizations are frantically gathering data on the devastating effects of oil and gas drilling on drinking water and public health, U.S. legislators have made fracking - and its risks - acceptable. The situation here in Northeast Pennsylvania was recently profiled in TIME Magazine. Making the front cover of TIME, considering all the other global tragedies happening right now, certainly puts this in perspective.

If you signed a lease and bad things are happening, really, it's not your fault. We understand that you were trying to do right by your family.

If you're battling critical health issues or struggling with the negative effects of water or soil contamination, call us and get some help. Those lease payments don't begin to cover the cost of the real-world damages. If you feel alone in a battle to save your own life, it doesn't have to be like that. If your family is at risk, please…let us help.

Working together, we are helping landowners facing problems related to oil and gas exploration and drilling.

  • Water and Soil Contamination
  • Family Health Risks
  • Property Damage
  • Crop and Livestock Safety Risks
  • Water Management Issues
  • Drilling Issues

Does your family have an emergency plan?

Advance preparation in case of a gas drilling emergency (like the one that happened in Bradford County on April 20, 2011) is essential for your safety. If your family members are not all physically in the same location when a disaster strikes, every person should know exactly what to do. Each individual should know where to go, and whom to contact once he or she is safe.

If there is drilling on or near your property and you have concerns about the safety of your health or your home, our experienced attorneys are here to help you.

These are just a few of the items you should keep easily accessible in case you need to leave your home quickly:

  • Important family documents: will, insurance policies, deeds, photo IDs, immunization records, bank account numbers, cash, etc.
  • Health related items: prescription medicine, extra glasses, hearing aid batteries, insulin, etc.
  • Baby items: bottles, powdered milk, diapers, formula, etc.

For details on how to prepare a complete emergency kit, visit

Lease questions? Royalty problems?

Gas leases aren't easy to understand.They're chock full of technical jargon and are written to benefit the drillers, not the landowner.

We help property owners protect petroleum and mineral royalty rights from deceptive practices of oil and gas companies. As petroleum companies gain more powerful supporters in Congress, breach of royalty agreements have become more prevalent. A royalty agreement breach affects your income and livelihood. Our attorneys have the experience to help you stand up for your rights.

Working together, we are helping landowners facing problems related to oil and gas exploration and drilling.

  • Lease Negotiation
  • Royalty Payment Issues
  • Lease Disputes
  • Surface and Subsurface Ownership Rights
  • Drilling Issues

Learn more about fracking.

In support of safer drilling practices, many concerned citizens joined us at a Press Conference in Towanda. We asked the media to help spread our message. It’s time to put our priorities in the proper order: safety first, profits second. Together, we made a lot of noise. Let’s hope our legislators are listening.

After the event, we conducted interviews and shot footage for You Be The Judge, O'Malley & Langan's community-oriented television show that airs every Sunday at 11:30am on FOX56. The theme of this particular episode affects us all. We hope that you find it informative and interesting.

Inquiries may be directed to any of the attorneys listed below:

Attorney Todd J. O'Malley

Todd J. O'Malley

(800) 817-2667

O'Malley & Langan, P.C.
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Attorney William S. Friedlander

William S. Friedlander

(888) 565-8155

Friedlander, Friedlander
& Arcesi, P.C.
Ithaca, New York

Attorney Taunya Knolles

Allen M. Stewart

(866) 440-2460

Allen Stewart, PC
Dallas, Texas

Attorney Taunya Knolles

John F. Romano

(866) 533-6700

Romano Law Group
Lake Worth, Florida