CHARLESTON – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC has been top listed in the United States for Energy Law by The Best Lawyers in America. 


Regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S., Best Lawyers also included 88 of the firm’s attorneys in its listing for 2015 and named 14 attorneys “Lawyers of the Year.”


Charleston office attorneys Bryan R. Cokeley, John C. Stump, L. Frederick Williams Jr., and Robert D. Fluharty have been named “Lawyers of the Year.”

Attorneys included among the Best Lawyers, listed by specialty, include:

Appellate Law
Joanna I. Tabit

Banking and Finance Law   
Arthur M. Standish

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Arthur M. Standish

Commercial Litigation
W. Randolph Fife
Russell D. Jessee

Construction Law
Paul A. Konstanty

Corporate Law
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Education Law
Jan L. Fox

Employment Law - Management
Bryan R. Cokeley
Jan L. Fox
Thomas S. Kleeh
Joanna I. Tabit

Energy Law
Kathy G. Beckett
Armando F. Benincasa
Sharon O. Flanery
David M. Flannery
Robert D. Fluharty
Kurt L. Krieger
Richard L. Lewis
E. Dandridge McDonald
Steven P. McGowan
Ryan J. Morgan
Robert D. Pollitt

Energy Regulatory Law
Sharon O. Flanery

Environmental Law
Kathy G. Beckett
Armando F. Benincasa
David M. Flannery
Edward L. Kropp
Richard L. Lewis
Robert D. Pollitt
Allyn G. Turner

Government Relations Law
Kathy G. Beckett
John C. Stump

Insurance Law
W. Randolph Fife
Michelle E. Piziak Gaston

Labor Law - Management
Bryan R. Cokeley
Jan L. Fox
Thomas S. Kleeh

Litigation – Bankruptcy
Arthur M. Standish

Litigation – Construction
Paul A. Konstanty

Litigation – Environmental
Kathy G. Beckett
Armando F. Benincasa
David M. Flannery
Richard L. Lewis
Robert D. Pollitt
Allyn G. Turner

Litigation – Labor & Employment
Bryan R. Cokeley
Jan L. Fox
Thomas S. Kleeh
Joanna I. Tabit

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Bryan R. Cokeley

Medical Malpractice Law
Joanna I. Tabit

Mergers & Acquisitions Law
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Mining Law
Joseph G. Bunn
Sharon O. Flanery
Robert D. Fluharty
Steven P. McGowan
Robert D. Pollitt

Municipal Law
John C. Stump
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Natural Resources Law
Armando F. Benincasa
Sharon O. Flanery
David M. Flannery
Robert D. Fluharty
Richard L. Lewis
E. Dandridge McDonald

Oil and Gas Law
Kathy G. Beckett
Armando F. Benincasa
Sharon O. Flanery
Robert D. Fluharty

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Joanna I. Tabit

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
W. Randolph Fife
Joanna I. Tabit

Project Finance Law
John C. Stump
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Public Finance Law
John C. Stump
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Railroad Law
Robert E. Ryan

Real Estate Law
Robert D. Fluharty
James E. Garvin
Arthur M. Standish

Securitization & Structured Finance Law
John C. Stump
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Tax Law
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Trusts and Estates
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Water Law
Armando F. Benincasa
David M. Flannery
Richard L. Lewis
Allyn G. Turner

For more information about the firm, visit www.steptoe-johnson.com.

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