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

Mr. Wigham 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.  Mr. Wigham 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.

Mr. Wigham 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 Rules in Landowner Royalty Case (Nov 7, 2016)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Ohio Dormant Mineral Act Cases (Sep 19, 2016)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules on Beck Energy Lease Validity Cases (Jan 22, 2016)
  2. Articles
    Ohio Appellate Court Ruling Highlights Interplay Between Oil and Gas Leases and Ohio's Unitization Statute - Ohio Gas & Oil (September 2019)
    Ohio's Fifth Appellate District Rules in a Dormant Mineral Act Notice Case - Ohio Gas & Oil (August 2019)
    Ohio Court of Appeals Clarifies MTA and DMA Issues in Recent Oil and Gas Rights Cases - Ohio Gas & Oil (June 2019)
    Supreme Court of Ohio Takes Up Oil and Gas Statute of Limitations Question - Ohio Gas & Oil (April 2019)
    Ohio Appellate Court Limits the MTA and the DMA in Mineral Rights Dispute - Ohio Gas & Oil (March 2019)
  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

Mr. Wigham 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.  Mr. Wigham 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.

Mr. Wigham 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 Rules in Landowner Royalty Case (Nov 7, 2016)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Ohio Dormant Mineral Act Cases (Sep 19, 2016)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules on Beck Energy Lease Validity Cases (Jan 22, 2016)
  2. Articles
    Ohio Appellate Court Ruling Highlights Interplay Between Oil and Gas Leases and Ohio's Unitization Statute - Ohio Gas & Oil (September 2019)
    Ohio's Fifth Appellate District Rules in a Dormant Mineral Act Notice Case - Ohio Gas & Oil (August 2019)
    Ohio Court of Appeals Clarifies MTA and DMA Issues in Recent Oil and Gas Rights Cases - Ohio Gas & Oil (June 2019)
    Supreme Court of Ohio Takes Up Oil and Gas Statute of Limitations Question - Ohio Gas & Oil (April 2019)
    Ohio Appellate Court Limits the MTA and the DMA in Mineral Rights Dispute - Ohio Gas & Oil (March 2019)
  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)