At the Law Offices of Cara C. Davis, the Oil & Gas Industry is what we live. Our attorneys have over fifteen combined years in the industry, working in nearly every position. From seasoned landmen to dedicated abstractors to title reviewers, our attorneys have the working knowledge you won’t find anywhere else. Now, we’re bringing all these experiences together to provide our clients with the highest quality Oil & Gas legal work in the market.
Cara C. Davis
Principal & Attorney
Cara Davis received her Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University’s School of Law in 2003. After spending years in general practice, she developed an interest in Oil & Gas Law. Since then, she has trained to analyze documents and records pertaining to the conveyance of Real Property, Minerals, and Oil & Gas. She has spent time in Project Management, issued hundreds of Certified Title Opinions, and studied the intricacies of Oil & Gas Law. Although passionate about her career, the highlight of her day is spending time with her husband and her three children.
Brian L. Teslovich
Officer & Attorney
Brian Teslovich received his Juris Doctorate from Widener Law School, where he graduated in the top ten of his class. Upon finishing school, he set that year’s high water mark for the Pennsylvania Bar Exam. He has spent time in the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, started his own legal practice, and successfully managed two privately held land management companies. For the past ten years, he has limited his professional legal practice to matters affecting real estate, primarily within the areas of title, including coal, oil and gas, and timber. When not working, he loves spending time with his family, shooting hoops, and enjoying the finer things in life.
Joseph M. Rusch
Joseph Rusch graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2011. In law school, he was a member of Moot Court and received the CALI award for highest grade in his Civil Trial Evidence class. He has worked for numerous trial court and appellate court judges, developing a complex understanding of court and procedural rules. Currently, his areas of expertise are in Oil & Gas Law, Contract Law, and Legal Research and Writing. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and golf with his family.
Amanda L. F. Porter
Amanda Porter received her Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University’s School of Law, where she was an editor of Law Review and the Business Law Journal. She is licensed in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She began her legal career in 1998 as an abstractor and administrative assistant before becoming a Litigation Paralegal. She maintained this position while attending law school in the evenings. After graduating in 2011, Amanda started her own general law practice where she found an interest in the Oil & Gas Industry and since then she has been trained in certifying Title Opinions, analyzing and reviewing Title Abstracts, and performing Certified Title Abstracts throughout the Appalachian Basin. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, shooting pool, and playing volleyball.
Jason Kleinman is part of the Ohio Counsel to the Law Offices of Cara C, Davis. His focus is on transactional matters affecting the energy industry, including Real Estate Title issues affecting Oil & Gas transactions and the taxation of Oil & Gas Leases. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, and holds a MBA from Miami University. Jason is licensed to practice law in Ohio before all federal and state courts and the U.S. tax court.
Lea Chon is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008 while concentrating in Litigation. In Law School, she participated in Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions where she received various awards. After passing the bar in 2008, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Blair County. She has also spent time in the Oil & Gas industry as an abstractor. Lea enjoys spending her free time with her husband and her baby boy.
Jenna Cowan received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Business Management from West Virginia University in 2007, graduating Magna Cum Laude and as a member of the University Honors Program. She then graduated Cum Laude from Duquesne University School of Law in 2010, where she was a member of the Women’s Law Association and a recipient of the Public Interest Fellowship Award. After passing the bar, she worked in litigation before finding her niche in the Oil & Gas Industry and working as an abstractor. Since 2011, Jenna has been working as a Title Attorney preparing Certified Title Opinions. In her free time, Jenna enjoys yoga, cooking, skiing, and spending time with her husband and family.
Stephanie Skeen received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2007 before earning her Juris Doctor from Appalachian School of Law in 2011. In Law School, Stephanie was a managing editor for the Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal and had an article published on the topic of coal mining in Appalachia in the spring of 2011. Also while attending Law School, she was a recipient of the Willard Owens Award for Excellence in Community Service and served as the Justice of the Sutin Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International. After passing the bar, Stephanie discovered her passion for the Oil and Gas Industry as an abstractor in Pennsylvania and Ohio. She enjoys spending time with her husband and exploring their new home state of Pennsylvania, reading, and playing with their two Great Danes.
David Fox received a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2012, where he graduated magna cum laude and served as Assistant Executive Editor of Law Review. In 2012, David was admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio. He has been principally engaged in oil and gas law, providing due diligence and base title examinations, curative reports, and certified title opinions. He has performed work in several counties in Eastern Ohio's Utica Shale basin, including Belmont, Columbiana, Guernsey, Harrison, Mahoning, and Monroe. He is a member of the Mahoning County Bar Association, Trumbull County Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association.
Bobby Gordon graduated Cum Laude from California University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in political science and a minor in Leadership. Thereafter, he attained a Juris Doctorate from the Thomas Cooley School of Law where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and exceled each semester on the Dean’s List. Bobby has a broad base of experience in his legal career in matters relating to oil and gas law, natural resources matters, and energy law issues. Out of the office, Bobby enjoys golfing and spending quality time with his friends and family.
Reginald M. Johnson
Reginald Johnson obtained his BA in Political Science from Hampton University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Reggie then attended Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. He also received Masters of International Affairs while at the University. Prior to joining the firm, he was interned at the City of Philadelphia Law Department. While there, he worked with attorneys representing management of all City departments and systems. He is an active volunteer, working with the Whitsett Community Civic Center Society since high school, and serving as a Council Member for the Whitsett-Fayette Youghiogheny Trail Chapter.
Mary Ann Carbonara