Barbara Y. Strnad

Barbara Y. Strnad: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.


Barbara Y. Strnad is an associate of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. She concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, energy law, and mineral law, with a particular emphasis in oil and gas.

Ms. Strnad counsels various real estate and energy clients on transactional matters, including acquisition and divestiture, leasing and title issues, due diligence, curative, and rights-of-way. She focuses much of her time on quiet title litigation which typically involves a determination of property or mineral ownership, or the rights of operators holding legacy leasehold acreage. Ms. Strnad is skilled in drafting and reviewing various types of title opinions, including drilling opinions, coal opinions, and opinions for pipelines. Her experience extends to analysis of complex leaseholds, fractionalized heirships, and former railroad properties. She also prepares purchase agreements and deeds and conducts real estate closings on properties throughout the Pittsburgh area.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Strnad worked in the oil and gas title department at a regional law firm. She also has experience working in marketing and market research.

Professional Accomplishments

•David B. Fawcett Pro Bono Award - 9th Annual Recipient (awarded based upon a combination of hours dedicated to pro bono work and the results obtained in performing that work)

Presentations & Publications


•“The Next Dormant Mineral Act Case At Ohio High Court” (Co-Author), website, 11/20/2015
•“The Latest On Ohio Dormant Mineral Act” (Co-Author), website, 11/10/2015
•“Communicating the ‘Bottom Line’ Probability Facilitates Decisions that Rely on Bayesian Reasoning”(Co-Author), Jurimetrics, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 277-283, Spring 2009


2/8/2019 Articles

6th Circuit Affirms Constitutionality of Ohio’s Statutory Unitization Process

12/17/2018 Articles

Ohio Supreme Court Issues Opinion in Blackstone v. Moore - The First Cornerstone in the DMA v. MTA Supremacy Debate

3/19/2018 Articles

Shilts v. Beardmore: Firming Up Notice Under Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act

10/30/2017 Articles

At-The-Well: Ohio Federal District Court Allows Post-Production Cost Deductions From Oil and Gas Royalties

11/20/2015 Articles

The Next Dormant Mineral Act Case At Ohio High Court

11/10/2015 Articles

The Latest On Ohio Dormant Mineral Act

6/29/2015 Articles

Ohio Supreme Court Issues Ruling in Dodd v. Croskey Clarifying the 2006 Dormant Mineral Act

4/28/2015 Articles

What Lies Beneath: Waivers In Historical Coal Deeds May Leave Mid-Stream Operators Without Subjacent Support

3/2/2015 Articles

Why Oil and Gas Companies Should Include Tolling Provisions in Their Leases

Press Releases

4/10/2019 Press Releases

Barbara Strnad Named Winner of David B. Fawcett Pro Bono Award

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412-392-5430  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
University Attended:
University of Minnesota, B.A., Psychology and Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance, summa cum laude, 2007
Law School Attended:
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, J.D., 2012
Year of First Admission:
Pennsylvania; Ohio


•Allegheny County Bar Association
•Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs - Three Rivers Chapter
•Institute for Energy Law
•Northern Appalachian Landman's Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Young Professionals in Energy

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Examined assets and prepared defect notices for time-sensitive due diligence project to support client bidding on more than 30, 000 acres of fee and leasehold oil and gas acreage held in bankruptcy; Assisted in successfully negotiating the surrender of disputed legacy acreage for Marcellus operator holding top leases on the property; Advised pipeline easement owner on scope of original grant, permissible expansion activities, and potential responses to nearby easement owner's demands pertaining to that expansion; Managed title review project for regional oil and gas company obtaining small acreage leases for unitization; Assisted in the preparation of large scale title report for midstream company planning pipeline development through abandoned railroad property

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