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Dwight is a member of the firm's Energy & Natural Resources Group. His practice focuses on oil and gas transactions, including leasing issues, joint ventures, farmout agreements, transportation and processing agreements, joint operating agreements, oilfield master service agreements, and acquisition, construction, and disposition of mid-stream assets. Dwight also has pipeline safety regulatory experience, and has assisted clients with developing and implementing pipeline safety integrity management programs, and in responding to notices of probable violation of pipeline safety regulations from PHMSA and state pipeline safety enforcement agencies.


  • The George Washington University Law School, 1985, J.D., with honors
  • The George Washington University, 1981, B.A., Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

  • District of Columbia
  • Maine
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

  • Allegheny County Bar Association – Member of Business Law Section
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation – Fellow Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas – Court Appointed Arbitrator
  • American Arbitration Association – Member of Commercial and International Dispute Resolution Panel
  • American Bar Association – Member of Business Law Section
  • American Corporate Counsel Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter – Past President
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania – Court Appointed Arbitrator
  • Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas - Court Appointed Arbitrator
  • Bell Acres Council Member - 2006 - 2014


  • Recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times in its "Who's Who in Energy" list (2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017)

In the News

  • 26 July 2017 "Turning up the gas: Traders bet on shale future" TXF
  • 4 December 2014 "Death Of PGW Sale Won't Stop Philly Energy Hub, Experts Say" Law360

Military Service

  • Lieutenant, Special Duty, Intelligence, U.S. Navy Reserve, Honorably Discharged, 1994