David J. Wigham

Shareholder
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.762.7969
F 330.376.4577
P 330.762.7969 | F 330.376.4577

Overview

Dave focuses his practice in the areas of oil and gas, general business and corporate, construction, creditor’s rights and real estate.  He is a second-generation oil and gas attorney with more than 25 years of experience in the industry.  His extensive experience includes a broad spectrum of oil and gas litigation, including Dormant Mineral Act, Marketable Title Act, lack of production, and quiet title cases throughout Ohio, and a wide array of mineral title issues, including drilling opinions and curative analysis. Dave also handles mineral owner matters such as leasing, lease ratifications, pipeline easements, surface development, royalty audits and mineral LLCs.  He is the current Chair of the Natural Resources Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Dave also represents several privately held corporations throughout northern Ohio. His business practice includes representation of many agricultural cooperatives, elevators and feed suppliers, where he handles matters such as input financing, credit work-outs and re-finances, creditor’s rights and bankruptcy. He also represents construction owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, handling matters such as construction contracting, claims and claims avoidance, mechanics’ liens and bond claims.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.
  2. The College of Wooster, B.A., Economics

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio
  2. U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  4. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  5. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Natural Resources Law Committee, Chair (2013-2015, 2017-Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), Member
Community Affiliations
  • Member, Wooster City Schools Business Advisory Committee (Chair of the Sports Resources Committee)
  • Follis Field Turf Project, Fundraising Committee

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Ohio Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Key Marketable Title Act Issue Regarding Preservation of Severed Mineral Interests (Mar 19, 2021)
    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts “Reasonable Diligence” Standard for Surface Owners Seeking to Abandon Severed Mineral Interests Under the Dormant Mineral Act (Dec 17, 2020)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules That the Marketable Title Act Is Applicable to Severed Mineral Interests (Dec 2, 2020)
    New Liability Protection for Purchasers of Contaminated Properties in Ohio (Oct 23, 2020)
    Case Law Update: Ohio is One Step Closer to Learning Whether the DMA and MTA Both Apply to Mineral Rights (Apr 20, 2020)
  2. Articles
    Important Rulings From Ohio Supreme Court in Key Mineral Rights Cases Expected Soon - Ohio Gas & Oil (October 2020)
    Ohio Appellate Court Rules In Another DMA Notice Dispute - Ohio Gas & Oil (August 2020)
    Ohio Supreme Court to Rule: Additional MTA Questions Involving Severed Oil and Gas Rights - Ohio Gas & Oil (June 2020)
    Ohio is one Step Closer to Learning Whether the DMA and MTA both Apply to Mineral Rights - Ohio Gas & Oil (May 2020)
    Ohio Supreme Court to Decide Whether the Ohio Marketable Title Act Applies to Severed Oil and Gas Interests - Ohio Gas & Oil (March 2020)
  3. Firm News
    Firm's Akron Office Bets on Growth in the "Rubber City" (Feb 22, 2016)
    Roetzel's Akron Office Adds 11 Attorneys (Jan 13, 2016)

Overview

Dave focuses his practice in the areas of oil and gas, general business and corporate, construction, creditor’s rights and real estate.  He is a second-generation oil and gas attorney with more than 25 years of experience in the industry.  His extensive experience includes a broad spectrum of oil and gas litigation, including Dormant Mineral Act, Marketable Title Act, lack of production, and quiet title cases throughout Ohio, and a wide array of mineral title issues, including drilling opinions and curative analysis. Dave also handles mineral owner matters such as leasing, lease ratifications, pipeline easements, surface development, royalty audits and mineral LLCs.  He is the current Chair of the Natural Resources Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Dave also represents several privately held corporations throughout northern Ohio. His business practice includes representation of many agricultural cooperatives, elevators and feed suppliers, where he handles matters such as input financing, credit work-outs and re-finances, creditor’s rights and bankruptcy. He also represents construction owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, handling matters such as construction contracting, claims and claims avoidance, mechanics’ liens and bond claims.

Education

  1. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.
  2. The College of Wooster, B.A., Economics

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio
  2. U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  4. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  5. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Natural Resources Law Committee, Chair (2013-2015, 2017-Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), Member
Community Affiliations
  • Member, Wooster City Schools Business Advisory Committee (Chair of the Sports Resources Committee)
  • Follis Field Turf Project, Fundraising Committee

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Ohio Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Key Marketable Title Act Issue Regarding Preservation of Severed Mineral Interests (Mar 19, 2021)
    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts “Reasonable Diligence” Standard for Surface Owners Seeking to Abandon Severed Mineral Interests Under the Dormant Mineral Act (Dec 17, 2020)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules That the Marketable Title Act Is Applicable to Severed Mineral Interests (Dec 2, 2020)
    New Liability Protection for Purchasers of Contaminated Properties in Ohio (Oct 23, 2020)
    Case Law Update: Ohio is One Step Closer to Learning Whether the DMA and MTA Both Apply to Mineral Rights (Apr 20, 2020)
  2. Articles
    Important Rulings From Ohio Supreme Court in Key Mineral Rights Cases Expected Soon - Ohio Gas & Oil (October 2020)
    Ohio Appellate Court Rules In Another DMA Notice Dispute - Ohio Gas & Oil (August 2020)
    Ohio Supreme Court to Rule: Additional MTA Questions Involving Severed Oil and Gas Rights - Ohio Gas & Oil (June 2020)
    Ohio is one Step Closer to Learning Whether the DMA and MTA both Apply to Mineral Rights - Ohio Gas & Oil (May 2020)
    Ohio Supreme Court to Decide Whether the Ohio Marketable Title Act Applies to Severed Oil and Gas Interests - Ohio Gas & Oil (March 2020)
  3. Firm News
    Firm's Akron Office Bets on Growth in the "Rubber City" (Feb 22, 2016)
    Roetzel's Akron Office Adds 11 Attorneys (Jan 13, 2016)