Firm Profile

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Headquarters

400 White Oaks Boulevard
Bridgeport, WV 26330
United States
(304) 933.8000

Firm Details

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with core strengths in business/corporate, energy, employment, tax, project finance, banking, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation.  More than 300 attorneys represent businesses  throughout the United States from offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.

We’ve been called an energy powerhouse. In fact, the firm was founded over 100 years ago to advance and protect the interests of clients in the natural gas, oil and coal industries.  Steptoe & Johnson is known for providing integrated legal services to the energy industry and shale development knowledge, and advocacy, particularly in the Marcellus and Utica shales.  We’re named one of the two top listed firms in the nation in Energy Law by The Best Lawyers in America®.  Many of our attorneys are recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and are rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rank awarded.

Our entire firm is built on business sensibility. CEOs, GCs, boards, and executive managers turn to us when the going is good, bad or otherwise. In return, they get counsel from lawyers who are personally invested in the success of their business. Starting? Expanding? Dominating? Surviving? We advise clients across the business life cycle and through thick and thin.   

Our corporate and transactional team provides guidance on a full range of issues from business structure, initial capitalization and financing to strategic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.  We provide proactive advice on day to day operations, corporate governance, and application of fiduciary duty standards.  Our goal is to develop long term relationships with clients and serve as trusted strategic advisors on both legal and business issues.

Working with clients to achieve their business goals, Steptoe & Johnson litigators seek the cost-effective, early resolution of lawsuits, bearing in mind both the cost of litigation and the risk of encouraging additional lawsuits by settling cases that should be tried. By doing so, Steptoe & Johnson has gained a reputation for providing clients with common sense advice. Recognizing that cost control and time are critical factors, our litigators also are adept at analysis, budgeting, project management, and alternative dispute resolution. Firm litigators have built a strong record in complex cases. This reputation, coupled with willingness to take cases to trial, provides clients with exemplary service based on client-focused partnering.

Steptoe & Johnson’s Labor and Employment Team is recognized as one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the United States within a multiservice firm. Team members represent businesses in all aspects of labor relations; from contract negotiations to strikes. With comprehensive experience in every facet of employment law, our team provides innovative solutions to deliver exceptional results that help clients. 

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in the United States in Energy Law with 17 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in West Virginia with 80 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Appellate Practice with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Banking and Finance Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Commercial Litigation with 12 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Commercial Transactions / UCC Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Construction Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Employment Law - Management with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Energy Law with 15 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Energy Regulatory Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Environmental Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Government Relations Practice with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Health Care Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Insurance Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Labor Law - Management with 10 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Litigation - Environmental with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 13 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Mining Law with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Municipal Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Natural Resources Law with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Oil and Gas Law with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Project Finance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Real Estate Law with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Securitization and Structured Finance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Tax Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Venture Capital Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Virginia in Water Law with 4 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Bridgeport with 22 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Morgantown with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Wheeling with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canonsburg with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Appellate Practice with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Banking and Finance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Wheeling in Commercial Litigation with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Commercial Litigation with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Martinsburg in Commercial Litigation with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Commercial Transactions / UCC Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Corporate Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Education Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Employment Law - Management with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Energy Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Energy Law with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Energy Regulatory Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Environmental Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Government Relations Practice with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Health Care Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Morgantown in Health Care Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Labor Law - Management with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Morgantown in Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Litigation - Environmental with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Litigation - Environmental with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Wheeling in Litigation - ERISA with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Morgantown in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Morgantown in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Mining Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Municipal Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Natural Resources Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Natural Resources Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Morgantown in Non-Profit / Charities Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Oil and Gas Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Oil and Gas Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Morgantown in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Morgantown in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Project Finance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Public Finance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Real Estate Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Securitization and Structured Finance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Morgantown in Tax Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Morgantown in Trusts and Estates with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charleston in Water Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bridgeport in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers with 2 lawyers

Awards

  • Kaufman Pro Bono Award, West Virginia State Bar
  • 88 Attorneys Named As Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America
  • 12th Largest Energy Law Practice in the Country, Energy Law 360
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business
  • National Excellence in Wellness Platinum Award, Wellness Council of West Virginia

About Our Clients

AEP Service Corporation
Armstrong Wood Products
Chartis Insurance
CONSOL Energy Inc.
Dominion Energy, Inc.
The Hartford
The Huntington National Bank
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Intrawest Corporation
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Marshall University
Monongalia General Hospital
Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NiSource Inc.
The Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Pratt & Whitney Engine Services, Inc.
PPG Industries, Inc.
Peabody Energy Corporation
West Virginia University

Contacts

Amy M. Smith
Appellate
304-933-8137
Arthur M. Standish
Creditor’s Rights
304-353-8135
Richard M. Yurko, Jr.
Education Law
304-933-8103
Sharon O. Flanery
Energy
304-353-8155
Armando F. Benincasa
Environmental & Regulatory
304-353-81147
Michelle E. Piziak
First Party
304-353-8126
Bryan R. Cokeley
Labor & Employment
304-353-8116
W. Henry Lawrence
Litigation
304-933-8186
John R Merinar, Jr.
NLRA
304-933-8135
Susan Haller Pauley
Privacy
304-526-8131
James J. A. Mulhall
Products Liability
304-933-8164
Michael W. Barill
Taxation
304-598-8115
James J. A. Mulhall
Toxic Tort
304-933-8164
Tammie C. Alexander
Banking/Commercial Trans.
(304) 598-8110
Jeffrey H. Tour
Employee Benefits and Compensation
jeff.tour@steptoe-johnson.com
Charles A. Sinsel
Health Care
(304) 933-8148
Susan L. Deniker
Labor & Employment
(304) 933-8154
Monte L. Williams
Litigation
(304) 598-8142
Anders W. Lindberg
Professional Liability
(304) 526-8096
L. Frederick Williams Jr.
Public Finance
(304) 353-8178
Tammie C. Alexander
Real Estate
(304) 598-8110
Alyssa A. Sloan
Workers’ Compensation
(304) 262-3537

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Water Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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