5/22/2018Press Releases

Tara Hopper Rice Named an Associate Attorney in Oil, Gas and Mineral Services Group

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. has announced that Tara Hopper Rice is now an associate in the firm’s Oil, Gas and Mineral Services Group. She is based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She had served as a contract attorney with the firm since March 2017.

Ms. Rice concentrates her practice in the areas of mineral law, real estate, and energy law, with a focus on issues related to the development and purchase of oil, gas and other minerals. She is also skilled in drafting and reviewing various types of title opinions, including drilling, leasehold and coal opinions, and analyzing complex leaseholds and fractionalized heirships as well as drafting Dormant Oil and Gas Act Petitions and Quiet Title Actions.

Before joining Dickie McCamey, Ms. Rice was an associate in the real estate, energy and finance group of a regional law firm in Pittsburgh and also worked as a certified abstractor in Washington, Pennsylvania. During law school, she served as an intern to the Honorable John Zottola of the Allegheny County Veterans Court as well as clerking at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Rice says her two young children keep her active and when she has an opportunity she spends time volunteering or working out at the YMCA. “I am an adrenaline junkie,” Rice says. “I really enjoy sky diving, cliff diving and bungee jumping.”

Ms. Rice earned her J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2012 and her M.A. from Duquesne University in 2007. She earned her B.A. from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

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Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is a nationally-recognized law firm providing comprehensive legal expertise in a multitude of practice areas. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and founded more than 100 years ago, the firm serves industry-leading clients across the country from offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, West Virginia, the Southwestern region of California, and the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado. For more information: 800-243-5412 or www.dmclaw.com.