Christopher J. Hall

Area of Emphasis

Chris Hall is a shareholder in the Energy and Natural Resources Group of Babst Calland. Mr. Hall concentrates his practice in the areas of oil and gas, coal, corporate and real estate law. He counsels energy clients on a wide range of oil, gas, coal and mineral-related matters including oil and gas title opinions, title examination, coal development rights, business transactions, litigation, and contractual and regulatory issues.


Mr. Hall received his B.S. in Environmental Science from Westminster College in 2001, and his J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2004. He previously worked with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council focusing his efforts on Marcellus Shale regulatory matters, where he co-authored a white paper titled “Environmental Policy and Planning Recommendations for the Development of the Marcellus Shale Play in Pennsylvania. A Report of Findings and Recommendations Based on: The Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Policy Conference, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.”

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Hall is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Environment & Energy Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, and a member of the Planning Committee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Pittsburgh Muscle Team event.

Mr. Hall is also a member of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF), National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA), American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) (including the Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the AAPL), Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association (NALA).

  • Speaker, “Due Diligence in Oil & Gas Transactions: What is Important?,” AAPL Field Landman Seminar, April 2016.
  • Speaker, “Shale Gas Development and Potential Impacts on Regional Watersheds,” Ohio Watershed Council, May 2010.