Mark "Buzz" Belleville
Assistant Professor of Law
276-935-4349, Ext. 1282
J.D., Ohio State University College of Law (1993)
B.A., Miami University (1990)
Courses Taught: Contracts, Sustainable Energy Law, Appellate Advocacy
Professor Belleville plays a central role in the development of ASL's natural resources emphasis. Before coming to ASL, Professor Belleville practiced for 12 years as a business litigator and counselor with Woods Rogers PLC in Blacksburg, Va., and Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP in Cleveland and Columbus. His litigation practice focused on commercial contract disputes, tort and products liability, environmental litigation, business torts, labor litigation, and premises liability. On behalf of a utility client, Professor Belleville obtained the first summary judgment in Ohio in defense of a premises liability asbestos claim, and helped draft significant asbestos reform legislation. He has also successfully negotiated and avoided multi-million dollar environmental claims on behalf of municipal and industrial clients. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia. He serves on the scholarship committee for the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, and regularly presents work at EMLF's annual conferences.
- "Carbon Regulation and Its Impact on the Appalachian Basin: Why the Coal-Fired Energy Industry in Appalachia Should Embrace, Prepare for and Help Shape a Comprehensive Legislative Scheme that Limits Greenhouse Gas Emissions" 3 App. Appalachian National Resources Journal 73 (2008-2009)