Eli T. Humphries
(304) 230-2340
Office: Wheeling
J.D. The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
M.S. The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources
B.A. University of Cincinnati
Licensure: OH | WV
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After earning degrees in finance, environment and natural resources, and law, Eli Humphries started with Steptoe & Johnson PLLC in 2015. Eli focused his environmental degree on oil and gas production and its effect on the environment; he centered his law school degree around transactional and policy law and its interaction with the oil and gas industry. Since starting with the firm, Eli has been extensively trained to handle a variety of mineral title issues in Ohio and West Virginia.

His foundational knowledge of the energy sector’s multiple facets–financial, transactional, environmental, and title–make him a great addition to the Steptoe & Johnson PLLC team.  

Work Experience

2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Summer Associate
2013-2014 LexisNexis, Associate
2013 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Summer Associate
2011 Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Intern
2010 Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office, Intern

Speaking Engagements

"Ohio," 2 Tex A&M L. Rev. 265 (2015) - Noted Contributor

"Ohio," 1 Tex A&M L. Rev. 285 (2014) - Noted Contributor

Key Experience

Uncovered property ownership problems for large E&P companies during the leasing stage of development to ensure clients’ lease from the actual owners
Advised E&P clients on how and when to utilize both versions of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act to ensure they have drillable title
Promoted understanding of Ohio’s ever-changing oil and gas laws through law review articles and presentations spanning everything from title issues to well plugging

Memberships & Awards

Ohio Bar Association
American Bar Association, Oil and Gas Committee