Justin G. Weber is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Harrisburg office. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and has extensive experience in litigating issues relating to oil and gas development.
Mr. Weber represents businesses in litigating and resolving disputes in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. He represents institutional landowners and oil and gas companies regarding leasing and development issues. He has successfully tried both jury and bench trials, arbitrations and administrative agency hearings. He also has argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.
Mr. Weber’s representative engagements include:
Before joining Pepper in 2005, Mr. Weber concentrated his practice in state and local tax litigation with a multi-national law firm.
- litigating issues relating to Marcellus Shale development, including the interpretation habendum clauses and other lease provisions
- obtaining summary judgment in a license dispute regarding the injection of produced fluids from Marcellus Shale wells
- obtaining an appellate victory in Pennsylvania Superior Court involving the guaranteed minimum royalty in an oil and gas lease dispute
- successfully obtaining a complete defense judgment in a highly publicized pledge agreement dispute
- successfully obtaining summary judgment in a contract dispute involving a vendor’s decision to guarantee the sale of its products and the application of the Uniform Commercial Code
- obtaining a complete defense verdict in a federal court trial for a nationwide service plaza company
- obtaining judgment from the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in a dispute regarding assessment payments to the MCARE Fund
- representing construction contractors in the resolution of contract disputes
- assisting judgment creditors in asset recovery actions
- assisting in the representation of clients in investigations by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office – Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Mr. Weber was a member of the Woolsack Honor Society, the Speakers Trust and the Student Faculty Hiring Committee.
Mr. Weber is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania. Mr. Weber is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association Rules Committee and the Middle District Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He also has been a member of both the James S. Bowman and Cumberland County American Inns of Court and has served as an adjunct faculty member in the trial advocacy program at the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.