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Scott M. CampbellScott M. Campbell practices primarily in the area of natural resource litigation, both in state and federal court, and before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on adjudicative and rulemaking proceedings, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on adjudicative proceedings, and the United States Department of the Interior, Interior Board of Land Appeals, on various permitting, leasing, environmental and unit issues. He also has experience in appellate, bankruptcy, commercial, and probate practice. Mr. Campbell graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1989, where he obtained a B.S. degree in Mineral Economics, with a minor in the Legal Environment of Business. He obtained his J.D. degree in 1994 from the University of Denver College of Law where he also served as a General Editor of the Denver University Law Review. Mr. Campbell is admitted to practice law in Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming, before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Campbell is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, the North Dakota Bar Association, the Wyoming Bar Association, the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and the Natural Resources & Energy Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, where he also served as a past Chair of the Section. Mr. Campbell was also an at-large trustee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for two years from 2011-2012. He also serves on the faculty for the Foundation’s Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Short Course, where he also served as Chair for two years, 2011 and 2013.

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, 1989, B.S. Mineral Economics, Minor Legal Environment of Business
  • University of Denver College of Law, 1994

State Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • North Dakota
  • Wyoming

Court Admissions

  • Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.

 

Publications/Presentations

  • Annual Oil and Gas Law Update, 52nd Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 2006.
  • Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Short Course (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation), Faculty Lecturer, 2007 – Present.
  • Law of Federal Oil and Gas Leases, updating author, Chapter 9, Lease Forms and Basic Provisions (Matthew Bender).
  • Voluntary Pooling of Oil and Gas Interests (Half-Moon), Denver, Colorado, Feb. 2010.
  • The Ways and Means of Farmout Agreements (Colorado Bar Association), Denver, Colorado, Apr. 2009.

Significant Representations

  • Prosecuted, defended, and settled multiple declaratory judgment, quiet title, contract and other damages actions arising out of title disputes, oil and gas contracts and oil and gas operations in Colorado, North Dakota, and Wyoming.
  • Successfully prosecuted a multiple horizontal well, multi-million dollar, mineral trespass action in federal court to jury verdict on liability for bad faith trespass, settled before the damages phase of the trial.
  • Filed, and protested, multiple spacing and pooling applications before state oil and gas conservation commissions.
  • Participated in multiple rulemaking proceedings before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and other state regulatory bodies.