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Richard B. Druby has been in private civil practice since 1991, and is managing partner of Nestico Druby, P.C. Mr. Druby's primary practice involves civil litigation, negotiation of oil and gas leases, family law and mediation.
Mr. Druby has handled hundreds of civil litigation matters involving construction related disputes 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.
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.
His family law practice includes divorce, custody, support and adoption, as well as premarital planning and premarital agreements. He previously served as a Divorce Master in Dauphin County from 2006 through 2013.
Mr. Druby founded New Direction Mediation Center, which offers mediation and arbitration services, in order to provide a creative and alternative approach to resolving litigation disputes. He received his mediation training through the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
Mr. Druby is currently on the Board of Directors of the Lebanon Community Theatre, and the Literacy Council of Lancaster/Lebanon. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Hershey Partnership, and the Derry Township Community Action Corporation.
He is a member of the Dauphin 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.
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