Lead Counsel independently verifies Mineral Rights attorneys in Washington by conferring with District of Columbia bar associations and conducting annual reviews to confirm that an attorney practices in their advertised practice areas and possesses a valid bar license for the appropriate jurisdictions.
Mineral rights give legal title to any minerals found on or beneath real property. But not all property owners have mineral rights, depending upon what is in the deed to the property and on applicable law. The party that owns the mineral rights can exercise those rights without anyone’s permission.
Whether you have mineral rights or not, it is in your best interest to find out by contacting a Washington mineral rights lawyer. The lawyer can research records to determine if any mineral rights exist, who owns them, and can help protect your rights of ownership.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.