W. Brian Nickerson

Area of Emphasis

Brian Nickerson is an associate in the Energy and Natural Resources Group of Babst Calland. He counsels various energy, oil, gas and mineral-related clients on transaction matters as they relate to gas title issues and opinions.


Mr. Nickerson received his B.S. in Business Marketing, with minors in Business Management and International Business, from Saint Vincent College in 2007. He received his J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2012. While in law school, Mr. Nickerson worked as a land and title intern at CNX Gas Company, LLC, in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. He also worked as a land professional for an energy law firm in Morgantown, West Virginia, concentrating on abstracting and writing title opinions for mineral-related clients. In his third year at the West Virginia University College of Law, Mr. Nickerson was awarded the Chesapeake Energy Fellowship for his concentration on the Energy and Natural Resources Industry. Prior to joining Babst Calland, Mr. Nickerson worked as an oil and gas title attorney for an energy law firm in Charleston, West Virginia.

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Nickerson is admitted to practice in West Virginia. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), the Michael Late Benedum Local Chapter of the AAPL and the Kanawha County Bar Association.