Rodger L. Puz

Rodger L. Puz: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.


Rodger L. Puz is a shareholder and the General Counsel of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and catastrophic personal injury litigation, including energy law, admiralty, product liability, and toxic tort matters.

His practice includes cases in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, and administrative proceedings with federal and state agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Department of Labor. Mr. Puz serves as Chair of the firm’s Energy Group and handles litigation in all aspects of energy law including (1) well site accidents, (2) gas migration and other pollution cases, (3) lease challenges, (4) mineral trespass cases, and (5) joint operating agreement disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Puz worked as a petroleum engineer in the Appalachian Basin.

Professional Accomplishments

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•“Who's Who in Energy: Legal,” Pittsburgh Business Times, 2013-2018

Press Releases

•Two Dickie McCamey Attorneys Named Among the Who?s Who in Energy (12/6/2017)
•Two Dickie McCamey Attorneys Named to Who?s Who in Energy (12/21/2015)
•Jazwinski and Warhola to lead Dickie McCamey's Real Estate Group (2/12/2015)

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Energy
  • Toxic Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Minerals and Energy
  • Admiralty
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412-392-5527  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
University Attended:
The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, 1983
Law School Attended:
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Year of First admission:
United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and Sixth Circuits; United States District Courts in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia; Ohio; Pennsylvania; West Virginia

•Allegheny County Bar Association
•Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Commercial Disputes; Claims under oil and gas joint operating agreements, including trial and successful defense of claim for $66 million in damages; Claims under well development agreements; Maritime commercial loss claims; Oil and Gas Lease/Landowner Disputes; Lease termination cases, including under Lease Forfeiture Statutes; Matters under Guaranteed Minimum Royalty and Ohio Dormant Minerals Statutes; Well and mineral ownership disputes, including successful trial defense and motions for summary judgment; Catastrophic Personal Injury and Toxic Tort Disputes; Well site and mine site accidents, including successful trial defense and motions for summary judgment; Groundwater contamination and private nuisance matters stemming from oil and gas operations; Maritime personal injury claims, including successful trial defense

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (1 review)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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