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George A. Bibikos

George A. Bibikos

Practice areas:

Oil & Gas, Appeals, Administrative Law

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About Me

Litigation, regulatory, and transactional practice that focuses on oil and gas law, energy and natural resource development, environmental litigation and regulatory counseling, public utility law, and administrative law.


Languages Spoken: Greek

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Oil & Gas: 60%
    12 years
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
    12 years
  3. Appeals: 20%
    12 years



Hourly ($460-560/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Timothy Patrick Brennan

    Louis H. Pollak, one of Pennsylvania’s greatest legal minds, once wrote that “[s]marts are a dime a dozen . . . [i]t’s wisdom, coupled with humanity that counts.” Having made it through 4 years of college, 3 years of law school and having passed the bar exam, most of the people in this profession are bright, but George Bibikos also has a number of the other intangibles that make him one of the best at what he does. George has the discipline, character and life experiences that separate him from the many many attorneys out there practicing today. For George, his work is not just about making money, it's a profession and it's about improving peoples’ lives. I couldn't recommend him higher as a potential attorney and also as a person.


    Timothy Brennan Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

K&L Gates

17 North Second Street, 18th Floor

Harrisburg, PA, 17101-1643




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2015
Forty Under 40Central Penn Business Journal2015
2014 Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2014
2013 Rising StarsPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
2012 Rising StarsPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
2011 Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
2010 Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Pro Bono AwardPennsylvania Bar Foundation2009
Outstanding Recent AlumniWidener University School of Law2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Law Clerk, Honorable Dan PellegriniCommonwealth Court of Pennsylvania2003 - 2005
Law ClerkPennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate2001 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Shale Energy Law Committee, Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Energy and Mineral Law FoundationMember2012 - Present
Widener University School of LawAdjunct Professor of Oil & Gas Law2011 - Present
Administrative Law Council, Administrative Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAppointed Member2008 - Present
Appellate Advocacy Committee, Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAppointed Member2008 - Present
American Inns of Court, James S. BowmanAssociate, Barrister2003 - 2010
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jubelirer v. RendellFavorable
Stilp v. CommonwealthFavorable
Range Resources - Appalachia v. Salem TownshipFavorable

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Publication NameTitleDate
PIOGA Press March NewsletterFAA Proposes Regulations that Would Allow Use of Drones in Oil and Gas Operations, but Do They Go Far Enough?2015
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertWhen Actual Notice isn’t “Actual Notice” - The Harvilchuck Case2015
K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert“Houston, We May Have a Problem!” — Surface Owner Who Put up “Roadblock” to Oil Driller’s Use of Property to Service Wells in a Pooled Unit Arrives at Texas Supreme Court2014
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Implied Covenants - Chapter 6 - Law of Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania2014
K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert2 Sign or Not 2 Sign: Which Statute of Frauds Governs Oil & Gas Leases?2014
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertCO2 Separation Anxiety—Is the cost of separating CO2 from casinghead gas a “production” or “post-production” cost for purposes of calculating royalties in Texas?2014
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertShould You Pay for Something You’re Not Getting? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Will Take Up Shedden v. Anadarko E&P Company, L.P.2014
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertAvoiding “Gotcha” Moments: Excusing Non-Production to Address Mechanical Issues Under the Temporary Cessation of Production Doctrine2014
West Virginia Law ReviewA Review of the Implied Covenant of Development in the Shale Gas Era2013
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertPreparing for the New Pennsylvania "Oil and Gas Lease Act"2013
K&L Gates Environmental Law QuarterlyRegulatory Policy in the Shale Oil and Gas Era: What Role Should the Federal Government Play?2013
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertFinal Implementation of Pennsylvania's Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines Act2012
The American Oil & Gas ReporterMigratory Bird Treaty Act: North Dakota Takes a Narrow View2012
Pennsylvania Environmental Law & Practice, Ch. 7 (co-author with Craig P. Wilson) (2012 ed. forthcoming)Water Resources2012
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertPennsylvania's New Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Act2012
The Legal IntelligencerInterpreting Oil and Gas Leases in Pa.'s Shale Gas Era2012
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertOhio Takes Next Step to Implement Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact2012
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertWhat do a Mountain, a Keystone, and a Buckeye Have in Common?2012
K&L Gates AlertA New Conservation Law for Pennsylvania?2011
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertThird Circuit Gives Natural-Gas Producers Important Ammunition for Obtaining Expedited Injunctive Relief from the Courts2011
K&L Gates Oil & Gas AlertIs Marcellus Shale a Mineral, and Who Owns the Natural Gas in the Shale?2011
K&L Gates AlertAll Surface Owners Are Equal, But Some Try To Be More Equal Than Others: DCNR’s Latest Attempt To Circumvent Belden & Blake2011
K&L Gates AlertWill A New Oil And Gas Regulation Limit Your Statutory Defense to Claims of Water Pollution?2011
K&L Gates AlertCo-author, Contractors Beware: Court Vacates $1 Million Award That Exceeded Government Contract Funding Authorization2010
PA Independent Oil & Gas Association NewsletterApplying Kilmer’s Holding Broadly to Other Types of Net-Back Leases: The Lauchle, Beach, and Hooker Decisions2010
K&L Gates Alertco-author, Just When You Thought Your E&S Approval Was Safe: The Crum Creek Case2010
K&L Gates AlertAre Some Pennsylvania Legislators Attempting to Undo Kilmer?2010
K&L Gates Alertco-author, Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Interpret Minimum Royalty Act2009
K&L Gates Alertco-author, Pennsylvania Court Issues First Decision Interpreting The Pennsylvania Minimum Royalty Act2009
Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy LawA Primer on Oil & Gas Law in the Marcellus Shale States2009
K&L Gates Alertco-author, Development of Privately Held Oil and Gas Interests Underlying Government Lands2009
Independent Oil & Gas Association NewsletterIs Your Well Registration Valid?2008
Independent Oil & Gas Association NewsletterWhat Lies Beneath The Surface Owners’ Protection Act?2008
Independent Oil & Gas Association NewsletterA Step Towards a Surface-Damages Act in Pennsylvania2008
K&L Gates Alertco-author, Do You Have a Valid Zoning Permit or Just a Piece of Paper? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Decision in Luke v. Cataldi2007
Independent Oil & Gas Association Newsletterco-author, Commonwealth Court Invalidates Local Ordinances That Attempt To Regulate Oil And Gas Development2007
Independent Oil & Gas Association NewsletterOil and Gas Developer Blocks Commonwealth's Unlawful Preconditions on Oil and Gas Operations2007
Pennsylvania Bar QuarterlyErroneously Filed Appeals in Pennsylvania: Transfers and the Proper Tribunal2005
Widener Law Journal"Municipal Corporations" and Public Utility Service in Pennsylvania2005
Widener Law JournalO’Rourke v. Commonwealth, Department of Corrections: Defining the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law2003
Widener Journal of Public Law"Testing" Students Beyond the Academic Curriculum: Public Schools, the Fourth Amendment, and the Supreme Court2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD, magna cum laude2003
Shippensburg University of PennsylvaniaCriminal Justice, Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation 36th Annual InstituteCybersecurity in the Era of Unconventional Development: Is the Energy Sector Ready for Cyber Attacks?2015
Senate Environmental Resources & Energy CommitteeOil & Gas Royalties - Testimony on behalf of the Marcellus Shale Coalition2013
K&L Gates LLP Fifth Annual Appalachian Basin Oil & Gas SeminarESCGP-2 and Lessons from Hollywood: The Sequel is Never Quite as Good as the Original2012
PA DEP Citizens Advisory CouncilOverview of Subsurface Property Rights and Related Issues2011
K&L Gates LLP Fourth Annual Appalachian Basin Oil & Gas SeminarWhy Do You Need A Lawyer To Help You Move Dirt?2011
American Inns of CourtModerator, Introduction to the Marcellus Shale: A Town Hall Meeting2010
Environmental Law ForumNatural Gas Leasing & Mineral Rights (co-presenter)2009
DCBA Continuing Legal EducationThe Commonwealth Procurement Code: Protests of Public Solicitations or Awards of State Contracts2006