John Seeds concentrates his practice in oil and gas, title, and litigation matters. The opportunity to work with clients at the forefront of energy development, paired with the need for support of developing oil and gas assets in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, drew John to practice energy law. John's litigation experience covers both Pennsylvania and Ohio. Prior to joining Burleson LLP, he worked with a Pittsburgh law firm, defending insured entities and individuals before state and federal courts in matters involving construction defect claims, wrongful death, transportation, premises liability, and commercial contract disputes. John's prior practice with a Cleveland-based law firm included matters involving unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets, contract disputes and business torts, construction litigation and lien disputes, and toxic tort defense. Prior to his civilian career, John served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an officer and judge advocate, defending service members charged with misdemeanor and felony level offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. While in law school, John served as an executive editor for the Journal of Law & Commerce.