Southeastern Ohio Landowners Association
Protecting Landowners Interests
About Us
Legal Representation


phone 740.373.2414
323 Third Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Jennifer Garrison is the owner/attorney in the Law Office of Jennifer Garrison which recently opened in Marietta, Ohio. Her practice is concentrating on creating and representing landowner associations in the leasing of the oil and gas mineral rights found in the Marcellus and Utica Shale. Mrs. Garrison is licensed to practice law in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania and is a Member of the Ohio State Bar Association.

In November, 2004, Garrison was elected to Ohio House Representatives for the 93rd district, representing all of Noble, Monroe, and Guernsey counties and parts of Washington and Muskingum counties and served for 6 years. In her time as Representative, Garrison was dedicated to improving accountability and transparency and creating jobs in Ohio.

In 2009, her peers honored her by electing her Majority Floor Leader. She sat on the Public Utilities and Energy Committee, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and Finance and Appropriations Committee and the Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee and the Elections and Ethics Committee. When a state mental health hospital closed in her district, she partnered with state and local officials to land another employer and replace the 130 jobs that would have been lost. When the school construction formula threatened to harm a school in her district – and one already plagued by aging buildings – Rep. Garrison passed legislation to build new schools and put hundreds of construction trades back to work. When Ohio faced the prospect of soaring electric bills, she helped lead efforts to pass a comprehensive new energy law that guaranteed affordable and reliable power to residential and business customers and jumpstarted Ohio’s alternative energy sector.

Jennifer Garrison earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Xavier University in 1984, and a law degree from Catholic University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 1987.

After completing a judicial clerkship in Philadelphia, she moved to Marietta in 1990, joining the law firm of McCauley, Webster & Emrick, becoming partner in 1993. Three years later, she opened her own private law practice.

She is a former board member of the domestic violence shelter EVE, Washington County Mental Health & Alcohol Addiction Board, past Commissioner on the Marietta Civil Service Board, volunteer in the Marietta City School, and served as president of the Washington County, Ohio Bar Association from 1996 to 1997.

Representative. Garrison is a 2005 graduate of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development Program. In 2008, she received the Ohio Economic Development Association’s “Distinguished Legislator” Award; the Ohio Federation of Teachers’ “Friend of Public Education” Legislator Award; and the “Friend of the Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center and Ohio State University Extension” Award. In 2009, she was awarded the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities’ Award for Legislative Excellence.

Garrison and her husband Russ have three children: Emily (19), Sam (17) and Max (12). They are members of Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta.

Glenn S. KrassenGLENN S. KRASSEN
phone 216.523.5469
fax 216.523.7071
Cleveland Office
1001 Lakeside Avenue East
Suite 1350
Cleveland, OH 44114

• Energy & Public Utilities
• Oil and Gas
• Bond & Structured Finance
• Green Strategies

Glenn Krassen is partner in charge of the Bricker & Eckler Cleveland office and practices in the areas of energy, oil and gas, public utilities, complex energy finance, corporate and real estate. He represents the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, the largest public retail energy aggregation in the country, comprised of 133 northern Ohio counties, cities and townships serving about 500,000 electricity consumers, as well as other large public and private energy aggregation groups. He has served as bond and special energy counsel for the issuance of $4 billion of municipal electricity and natural gas prepayment bonds nationwide in the past decade.

Mr. Krassen has practiced oil and gas law for over 30 years in the Appalachian Basin. He has represented numerous property owners in oil and gas leasing and development issues and in oil and gas transactional and other matters. Glenn regularly represents public and private entities nationally on complex energy finance issues and electric and gas competitive procurement and contracting issues; represents renewable energy developers and end-users in solar, wind and biomass projects; and regularly appears in utility regulatory matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. He also represents municipalities, public agencies, public and private landowners, and others on oil and gas leasing, municipal utility, electricity, gas, steam and chilled water, sewer and renewable energy issues.

• Member, Board of Trustees and former Vice President, HELP Foundation, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
• Member, Ohio Oil and Gas Association.
• Former President, Shaker Heights Public Library Board of Trustees.

• Authored “Municipal Electric Aggregation: A Valuable Tool to Enhance Residential and Small Customer Access to Retail Markets”, Capturing the Power of Electric Restructuring, American Bar Association, July 2009

• Member, American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association (former chairman of Natural Resources Committee; current member of Public Utilities Committee); Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

• Listed Chambers USA (natural resources and environment) 2011
• Listed in Best Lawyers in America (energy law; natural resources law; oil and gas law) 2003-2011
• Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2009
• Listed, Best Lawyers in Cleveland, 2009-2010 (energy law, oil and gas law)

• The George Washington University (B.A., with distinction, 1977), Phi Beta Kappa
• The Ohio State University (J.D., 1980)

Matthew W. WarnockMATTHEW W. WARNOCK
phone 614.227.2388
fax 614.227.2390
Columbus Office
100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215

• Energy & Public Utilities
• Oil and Gas
• Ohio Power Siting Board
• Green Strategies

Matt Warnock is a member of Bricker & Eckler’s Energy & Public Utilities, Environmental and Green Strategies groups. He regularly appears in utility regulatory matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio involving electric, natural gas, and chilled water and heating services on behalf of manufacturers, hospitals, public schools, and the largest public retail energy governmental aggregator in the country. Matt also represents landowners in matters relating to oil and gas leasing. In addition, Matt represents applicants before the Ohio Power Siting Board in all phases of OPSB proceedings.

• Ohio House Bill 133: New Opportunities for Oil and Gas Development on State Lands, June 2011
• Welcoming Marcellus and Utica Shale Development to Ohio: Oil and Gas Law 101 (Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Association presentation), June 2011
• EPA’s Proposed Limits on Marcellus and Utica Shale Wastewater Discharges, April 2011
• Utica and Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Development Presents New Opportunities, New Challenges for the State of Ohio, March 2011
• Regular contributor to Ohio Green Strategies blog on Marcellus and Utica shale issues, 2011
• Co-author, "Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing: The Ohio Story," published by Electricity Journal, December 2010
• "Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Approves Pilot Program For Mercantile Customer Energy Efficiency Projects," September 2010
• Documenting Leadership: A Symposium on Public Executive Records in the 21st Century, Executive Records: Access and Disclosure, May 2010
• "Federal Appellate Courts Debating the Merits of Climate-Related Tort Claims," May 2010
• The U.S. EPA's Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule, March 2010

• Contributor to ABA Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems, 2009 and 2010 Annual Report
• “Climate Change Spurs Federal Action: EPA Issues Final Rule Requiring Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHG)," September 2009
• “What an Ohio Oil and Gas Producer or Affiliated Industry Company Needs to Know About an OSHA Inspection,” September 2009
• Contributor to "Municipal Electric Aggregation: A Valuable Tool to Enhance Residential and Small Customer Access to Retail Markets"; Capturing the Power of Electric Restructuring, American Bar Association, July 2009
• "Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Finalizes Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard Rules," June 2009
• "Implementing Ohio House Bill 562: Wind Power Siting Rules," September 2008

• Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer American Inn of Court, Member (2010-Present)
• Admitted, Ohio; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2008)

• Capital University (J.D., summa cum laude 2007) Staff Member, Capital University Law Review
• Ohio Wesleyan University (B.S. history, summa cum laude with department honors 2004) Phi Beta Kappa
• Legal Extern, United States Attorney, Criminal Division, Fall 2005
• Legal Extern, Legal Office of Governor Strickland, Spring 2007

Gregory J. LestiniGREGORY J. LESTINI
phone 614.227.4893
fax 614.227.2390
Columbus Office
100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215

• Government Relations
• Green Strategies
• Public Sector
• Transportation & Logistics
• Campaign Finance Compliance


Greg Lestini is a member of the Bricker & Eckler Government Relations, Green Strategies, and Transportation and Logistics groups. Greg focuses his practice on the connection between law and public policy, utilizing years of experience in state and local government. He advocates for trade association interests before the Ohio legislature, state agencies and regulatory bodies, and represents individuals and trade associations in ethics and campaign finance matters, including PAC and fund-raising advice.

Greg also researches and advises existing and startup “green” companies on grants and loans available through local, state and federal sources. He lobbies state, local, and federal elected officials on behalf of small, medium and large businesses, including entities in the manufacturing and retail sectors; and advises public entities on election law, campaign finance and fundraising laws. He is also a contributor to Bricker & Eckler’s Ohio Green Strategies blog.

Greg is a former Minority Chief of Staff for the Ohio Senate; a Legislative Analyst for the Office of the President Pro Tem of the Columbus City Council; and a legislative aide with the Ohio Senate.

• Member, Board of Trustees, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (Franklin County At-Large)
• Trustee, Order Sons of Italy in America, Scoprimento Lodge #2599
• Member, Board of Trustees, Capitol Crossroads Special Improvement District
• Volunteer, Junior Achievement of Central Ohio
• Voter Protection Attorney Volunteer, 2004 Presidential, State Senate and statewide campaigns

• Admitted, State of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

• The Ohio State University (J.D. 2002); Legislative Clinic Top Student Award; Moot Court Chief Justice; Evans Scholarship recipient
• The Ohio State University (B.A. political science and international peace studies, magna cum laude 1999)

Technical Consultant

Dr. Robert W. ChaseDR. ROBERT W. CHASE

phone 740.376.4776
fax 740.376.4777
215 Fifth Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Dr. Robert W. Chase is a professor and chair of the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geology at Marietta College. He has served in that position since 1978. Prior to coming to Marietta, he served as an assistant professor of petroleum engineering at West Virginia University from 1976 to 1978. He worked previously for Halliburton Services, Gulf Research and Development Company, and the Department of Energy. He has served as a consultant to Columbia Gas, NiSource, Dominion Resources, EQT (formerly Equitable Resources), Cabot Oil and Gas, and Consol Energy/CNX. He has published numerous technical papers in the areas of natural gas engineering and well testing, but his primary devotion has been to undergraduate petroleum engineering education.

Dr. Chase was as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers from 1991-94. He has served as chair of the Education and Accreditation Committee of SPE, president of the Association of Heads of U.S. Petroleum Engineering Schools, and served one year as SPE’s representative on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in addition to serving as a visitor on numerous ABET visiting teams. He has been Marietta College’s faculty representative to the NCAA and the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) since 1992, and served as President of the OAC from 2002-04.

Dr. Chase received the C. Drew Stahl Distinguished Achievement in Award in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State in 2006 and was also named a Centennial Fellow by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State in 1996. He received the SPE Distinguished Member Award in 1998, the SPE Distinguished Service Award in 2009, and the SPE Distinguished Faculty Award in 2011. He was inducted into the Marietta College Petroleum Engineering and Geology Hall of Fame in 2010 and will receive an honorary alumnus award from Marietta College in October 2011.