For Immediate Release



Jacqueline Martin

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – January 9, 2023

Oliva Gibbs is pleased to announce that Josh Abrams and Patrick Schenkel have been promoted to partners at the firm.

Josh resides in Columbus, Ohio and leads the firm’s Appalachia oil and gas practice. He joined Oliva Gibbs in 2017 and represents clients on complex upstream energy transactional and regulatory matters in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

“Oliva Gibbs is unique amongst law firms, and I am thankful to work with such a talented and driven team. I am excited to continue serving our amazing clients and communities across the Appalachia region while expanding my role within the firm,” said Josh.

Patrick leads the Louisiana practice at Oliva Gibbs and represents public and private companies in connection with oil, gas, and mineral matters across Louisiana and Texas. He is recognized as a top-rated energy and natural resources lawyer in Houston by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

“It has been exciting and gratifying to build out our Louisiana practice capabilities over the past several years while the firm overall has expanded across multiple markets. I am grateful for this recognition and look forward to continued growth and success with a wonderful group of talented colleagues and engaging clients,” said Patrick.

Managing Partner, Zack Oliva, praised Patrick and Josh as valued and integral team members that “continue to raise the bar with consistently impressive client work and dedication to Oliva Gibbs’ core values.” Brad Gibbs joined in congratulating the new partners. “I am very pleased to welcome Josh and Patrick as partners,” said Brad. “I think these promotions demonstrate our commitment to hiring and nurturing the best possible talent for our clients and our firm,” he added.

About the Firm

Oliva Gibbs LLP is a nationally recognized law firm with offices in Houston, Columbus, Lafayette, and Oklahoma City. Highly skilled oil and gas attorneys anchor a team focused on title opinions; mineral transactions; surface use issues; mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and sales; energy contracts; and regulatory and risk mitigation matters. The team includes former landmen and attorneys certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For more information, visit us at

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