BRIDGEPORT – Nearly 90 Steptoe & Johnson attorneys were included in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America listings.

Also, Steptoe & Johnson was 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.”

Steptoe & Johnson is also top listed in West Virginia in more than 25 practice areas including:


  • Banking and Finance Law

  • Employment Law

  • Environmental Law

  • Government Relations

  • Oil and Gas Law

  • Product Liability Litigation

  • Professional Malpractice Law

  • Real Estate Law


Steptoe & Johnson attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America® Laurie C. Barbe Insurance Law Michael W. Barill Tax Law Trusts and Estates A. Neal Barkus Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Kenneth J. Barton, Jr. Banking and Finance Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Health Care Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Real Estate Law Rodney L. Bean Appellate Practice Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Kathy G. Beckett Energy Law Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law Armando F. Benincasa Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Water Law Susan S. Brewer Health Care Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants Joseph C. Bunn Mining Law John R. Callcott Litigation - Labor and Employment James C. Carpenter Commercial Litigation Construction Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants Bridget M. Cohee Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants Bryan R. Cokeley Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Gordon H. Copland Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Health Care Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Municipal Patrick D. Deem Corporate Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Real Estate Law David E. Dick Employment Law - Management Labor Law – Management Tracey B. Eberling Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Louis E. Enderle, Jr. Corporate Law Real Estate Law W. Randolph Fife Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Litigation – Defendants Sharon O. Flanery Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law David M. Flannery Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Water Law Robert D. Fluharty Energy Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Real Estate Law Jan L. Fox Education Law Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment William E. Galeota Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Health Care Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants Brian D. Gallagher Construction Law Real Estate Law Venture Capital Law James E. Garvin Real Estate Law J. Greg Goodykoontz Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation – Defendants Andrew S. Graham Real Estate Law Ronald H. Hanlan Litigation and Controversy - Tax Municipal Law Tax Law Sara E. Hauptfuehrer Litigation – ERISA James W. Heslep Workers' Compensation Law – Employers Vincent Holzhall Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Eric J. Hulett Construction Law Litigation – Construction Russell D. Jessee Commercial Litigation Charles F. Johns Health Care Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Karen E. Kahle Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation – Defendants Evans L. King, Jr. Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Thomas S. Kleeh Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Paul A. Konstanty Construction Law Litigation – Construction Kurt L. Krieger Energy Law Edward L. Kropp Environmental Law William M. Lane Trusts and Estates W. Henry Lawrence Commercial Litigation Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Jamie L. Leary Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation – ERISA Lucien G. Lewin Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Litigation - First Amendment Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Richard L. Lewis Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Water Law Randall C. Light Banking and Finance Law Education Law Oil and Gas Law Real Estate Law David H. Lunsford Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates E. Dandridge McDonald Energy Law Natural Resources Law Steven P. McGowan Energy Law Mining Law John R. Merinar, Jr. Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Katerina E. Milenkovski Energy Regulatory Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Ryan J. Morgan Energy Law C. David Morrison Appellate Practice Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management Energy Law Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Mining Law James J. A. Mulhall Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation – Defendants Gary W. Nickerson Workers' Compensation Law – Employers Jeffrey K. Phillips Mining Law Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Michelle E. Piziak Gaston Insurance Law Robert D. Pollitt Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Nora Clevenger Price Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Patricia Proctor Oil and Gas Law Bryan K. Prosek Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Ancil G. Ramey Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Larry J. Rector Criminal Defense: White-Collar Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment James A. Russell Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Real Estate Law Robert E. Ryan Railroad Law Martin J. Saunders Employment Law – Management Russell L. Schetroma Corporate Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Real Estate Law Charles A. Sinsel Health Care Law Christopher L. Slaughter Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Alyssa A. Sloan Workers' Compensation Law – Employers Arthur M. Standish Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Real Estate Law Frank J. Stanek Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Robert M. Steptoe, Jr. Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Construction Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation John C. Stump Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Project Finance Law Public Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Joanna I. Tabit Appellate Practice Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation – Defendants Allyn G. Turner Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Water Law James W. Turner Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Thomas A. Vorbach Non-Profit / Charities Law Tax Law Technology Law Trusts and Estates Carolyn A. Wade Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Melissa S. Watkins Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Non-Profit / Charities Law Tax Law Sherri S. Whalen Elder Law Monté L. Williams Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Walter L. Williams Administrative / Regulatory Law Health Care Law L. Frederick Williams, Jr. Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Municipal Law Project Finance Law Public Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates William D. Wilmoth Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants James C. Wright Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Richard M. Yurko, Jr. Education Law Employment Law - Management Insurance Law Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment For more information, visit www.steptoe-johnson.com.

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