Richard B. Druby
Richard B. Druby has been in private civil practice since 1991 and is a partner of Nestico Druby, P.C. Mr. Druby's primary practice is in the field of oil and gas leasing, civil litigation and family law.
Mr. Druby has assisted many landowners in Southwestern and Northeastern Pennsylvania in understanding and protecting their rights when approached by oil and gas companies seeking to lease minerals rights in the Marcellus Shale play. He has negotiated favorable oil and gas lease terms on behalf of clients and has drafted addenda language to protect both the natural resources of the land and the financial interests of the landowner. He has, and continues, to lecture on oil and gas leasing topics.
Mr. Druby has handled hundreds of civil litigation matters involving construction related litigation for architects and engineers, including the defense of professional malpractice claims, and has litigated all types of commercial and business disputes in both state and federal court. He also has considerable experience in appellate advocacy.
His family law practice includes divorce, custody, support and adoption as well as premarital planning and premarital agreements. He currently serves as a Divorce Master in Dauphin County.
Mr. Druby is on the Board of Directors of the Hershey Partnership and is on the Board of Directors for the Derry Township Community Action Corporation. He is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association, the Lebanon County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.
Mr. Druby is a 1988 graduate of the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Economics, and is a 1991 graduate, magna cum laude, of The Dickinson School of Law.