Richard D. Adkins, CPL

"I started Adkins & Associates with the goal of providing the most thoroughly professional title, land and due diligence services available to the financial, legal, and natural resources industries. I am a proud 6th generation Appalachian who grew up in Eastern Kentucky with both my parents working in the coal, oil, and gas businesess, and have worked with natural resources and in the energy sector most of my life. I would appreciate any opportunity to show you and your company the Adkins & Associates difference and prove why our shop stands head and shoulders above others."

Certified Professional Landmen

ready to go to work for you

Adkins & Associates Land Services, LLC was founded in 2004 by Richard D. Adkins, CPL, with the goal of providing the most thorough title and abstracting services available to the financial, legal, and natural resource industries. We bring more than 22+ years' experience conducting such research in our coverage areas. Complex Due Diligence related to mergers and A&D are our specialty, just ask the many clients we have helped to effectively mitigate risk and successfully close more than $6.0 Billion USD worth of energy related transactions over the past sixteen years .

Your Area of Interest is our home turf...

Being based in Appalachia from Day One, we have been privileged to be involved with our clients in many of the largest acquisition and due diligence projects in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays from the beginning of both. We also know firsthand the practical realities faced by small, independent operators working in conventional oil and gas fields and we understand and appreciate the differences between the "Mom & Pops" and the larger operators. Presently, we are actively pursuing and managing oil and gas projects in 21 states and have been active in more than 350 counties in the eastern United States in the Appalachian, Illinois and Black Warrior Basins.

​Skype: richard.adkins9

Our company is an active and proud member of the following professional associations:

American Association of Professional Landmen - For 60 years, AAPL  has supported and represented the best interests of America’s landmen before the public, legislators and federal administrations and agencies, to advocate for policies and practices that ensure the continued success of our nation’s energy needs. We are also proudly active in the following regional affiliates:

Southern Appalachian Association of Professional Landmen​

Michael Late Benedum Chapter AAPL

Energy and Mineral Law Foundation - A non-profit educational organization providing information on legal issues related to the energy and mineral industry through workshops, specialty programs, and publications.

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation - The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) is a collaborative educational non-profit organization dedicated to the scholarly and practical study of the law and regulations relating to mining, oil and gas, water, public lands, and land use.

Institute for Energy and Mineral Law - The IEL has, through its educational programs, scholarly publications and membership activities, served many thousands of energy lawyers and other professionals as an important educational forum in the energy industry.

Kentucky Oil & Gas Association (KOGA)- The Kentucky Oil & Gas Association was formed in 1931 to represent the interests of Kentucky's crude oil and natural gas industry.

International Right of Way Association Chapter 25- ​​IRWA is a professional member organization comprised of global infrastructure real estate practitioners. Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, IRWA has served professionals who acquire, manage and transfer the land rights needed for building and maintaining energy and transportation infrastructure.