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Dale practices in the areas of oil and gas law, estate planning and administration, elder law and real estate. He received his B.A. from Bluffton College and his Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, where he served on the Appellate Moot Court Board. Upon graduation from Dickinson he received the William H. Dodd Award, given to the senior who best exemplifies the highest ideals of the legal profession.

Dale has spoken to many groups of landowners on the subject of oil and gas law, focusing on protecting the landowners’ rights. He has worked extensively with the Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute presenting continuing legal education seminars for lawyers on oil and gas law, and has been quoted in the New York Times and Investor’s Business Daily.

He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and serves as a Director of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners.

Outside of work Dale enjoys amateur astronomy and hiking with his children, Dean and Sierra.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 34%
    10 years
  2. Environmental: 33%
    10 years
  3. Elder Law: 33%
    10 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Roderick Francis Alberto

    We worked closely together at a non-profit Elder law Clinic in Carlisle, PA. Dale was very reliable and trustworthy.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Carpenter, Harris & Flayhart

128 South Main Street
Jersey Shore, PA, 17740

460 Market Street
Suite 206
Williamsport, PA, 17701



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
William H. Dodd AwardPennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCarpenter, Harris & Flayhart2015 - Present
AttorneyMarshall, Parker & Weber2009 - 2014
AttorneyGreevy & Associates2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Royalty OwnersBoard of Directors, PA Chapter2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lycoming Law AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Pennsylvania LawyerOpening Pandora's Box? Calling Shale Gas Rights into Question2012
PennRoar Newsletter of the PA Chapter of the National Association of Royalty OwnersLegislative Considerations for Forced Pooling2011
PennRoar Newsletter of the PA Chapter of the National Association of Royalty OwnersNegotiating a Pipeline Right-of-Way Agreement2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Bluffton UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteThe Attorney's Guide to the Oil and Gas Lease2015
7th Annual Oil & Gas Law ColloquiumThe Practical Impacts of Statutory Pooling2015
The Sixth Annual Oil & Gas Law ColloquiumOil and Gas Leasing2014
Penn State Cooperative ExtensionNatural Gas Pipeline Right-of-Ways2014
Best of the Oil & Gas Law ColloquiumLeasing and Lease Extensions2014
PICPA Natural Gas ConferenceEstate Planning for Marcellus Shale Landowers2013
PICPA Natural Gas ConferenceCase Law and Legislative Update2013
Fifth Annual Oil and Gas Law ColloquiumLeasing and Lease Extensions2013
Fourth Annual Oil & Gas Law ColloquiumPractical Leasing Concerns - Lease Extension2012
Elder Law InstituteMarcellus Confusion! Estate Planning for Owners of Oil and Gas Rights2012
Best of the Oil and Gas Law ColloquiumLease Termination and the Habendum Clause2012
Third Annual Oil & Gas Law ColloquiumLeasing: Extender Clauses2011
Third Annual Oil & Gas Law ColloquiumLease Termination and the Habendum Clause2011
Gas Taxation CoursesEstate Planning Considerations for Accountants2011
Best of the Oil & Gas Law ColloquiumHow to Negotiate the Best Gas Lease2011
2nd. Annual Oil & Gas Law ColloquiumOil and Gas Lease Overview2010
Real Estate InstitutePractice Pitfalls in the Marcellus Shale Arena2009
Oil & Gas Law ColloquiumGas Leasing2009
Real Estate InstituteGas Leasing2008
Gas Leasing - the Marcellus Shale "Gold Rush"Gas Leasing2008