What We Do

Our attorney at Ehrlich • Pledger Law, LLP, offers experienced advice, counsel and representation to clients in Kern County and throughout California. Our practice focuses on oil and gas law, mineral interests and rights, and real property matters.

Our attorney, Jean M. Pledger, has more than 20 years of legal experience and a deep understanding of mineral rights law in California, with a focus on oil and gas exploration, extraction, and production. If you own mineral rights, we can help you determine if you are receiving the correct royalty payment and assist with selling your lease or acquiring additional interests.

We can also assist with a broad range real estate law matters, from quiet title actions to transactions involving the sale or purchase of land.

Areas Of Practice

  • Oil and gas producers —Including transactional matters; title opinions; disputes with landowners and among working interest owners; administrative actions with the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR); and acting as outside general counsel for oil and gas companies

  • Mineral owners Reviewing oil and gas leases, cleaning up title issues, lessee disputes, surface use and compatibility issues, unit agreements and pooling agreements
  • Quiet title actions — For mineral rights as well as other types of real estate acquisitions or sales
  • Real property — Including real estate disputes/litigation for landowner disagreements and easement issues, counseling for general mortgage and foreclosure concerns
  • Alternative energy — Advice for landowners in alternative energy matters, such as wind or solar power companies requesting land use rights

Contact Us

To speak with our lawyer, call our Bakersfield office at 877-478-0945, or make an appointment using our online contact form.