Brian Jett

Phone: (304) 284-4161 | Fax: (304) 284-4140 | Email:
150 Clay Street, Suite 500, Morgantown, WV 26501

Brian Jett is an associate in the Commercial Law Practice Group in the Firm's Morgantown, West Virginia, office. His practice focuses on complex coal, oil and gas title opinions for West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Colorado. He is experienced in conducting legal research and analyzing coal, oil and gas title issues, specifically tax sale irregularities, royalty v. oil and gas in place reservations, invalid and/or incorrect assessments and adverse claims on title and acreage discrepancies. Mr. Jett also has experience working on pipeline projects, having assisted on several assignments regarding midstream operations.

Some of Mr. Jett’s representative matters include:

  • Filing and defending partition suits and missing and unknown heirs suits to clear title for clients
  • Analyzing oil and gas leases and abstracts for due diligence acquisitions and providing curative recommendations
  • Gauging potential risks involved with waiving title requirements to create reasonable and cost-effective curative solutions

Prior to joining Jackson Kelly, Mr. Jett served as a title abstractor for a West Virginia-based company where he researched surface and mineral title ownership, completed title files for lease take-offs and prepared reports for clients and attorneys regarding oil and gas ownership. He also served as a petroleum landman for a land company where he negotiated and reviewed oil and gas leases.

Mr. Jett received his Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law, where he participated in the Clinical Law Program. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Fairmont State University, graduating cum laude.

Mr. Jett sits on the Board of Directors of the Bartlett House and Emergency Food and Shelter Program. He is active in several organizations including the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation.

Legal Experience
2012 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2011 - 2012Jackson Kelly PLLC, Part-time Law Clerk
Professional Experience
2011Abstract WV, LLC, Title Abstractor
2010EQT Corporation, Summer Intern
2008T.S. Dudley Land Co., Inc., Petroleum Landman
2012J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
2008B.S.Fairmont State University (Business Administration)
Bar Admissions
2012West Virginia
Court Admissions
2012U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
2012West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Professional Involvement:
  • Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the AAPL, Member
  • American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), Member

  • Bartlett House, Secretary of the Board, 2016
  • Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the AAPL Spring Charity Golf Committee, Co-chair, 2016

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Speaker, "An Overview of Oil and Gas Title Work," Energy Industry Training Series, Young Professionals in Energy Pittsburgh, Washington, Pennsylvania, Oct. 9, 2014

Awards and Honors:
  • Delta Mu Delta Honor Society (Business)
  • Graduated cum laude, Fairmont State University 2008
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