CLARKSBURG -- The National Law Journal's 30th annual survey of the nation's largest law firms revealed that Steptoe & Johnson PLLC ranks 235th on the list for the 2007 year.

No other law firm headquartered in West Virginia was included, although some firms with satellite offices in the state appeared on the list.

Steptoe & Johnson is a corporate defense firm with particular strengths in energy, labor and litigation, supporting over 30 areas of practice. The firm is comprised of more than 180 lawyers resident in seven locations throughout West Virginia and the newest office in Columbus, Ohio. The firm, led by CEO Robert M. Steptoe Jr., is supported by more than 250 staff members.

"Steptoe & Johnson's regional presence reflects our dedication to exceptional client service," Steptoe said. "Our commitment is to be where our clients need us and to partner with them to help achieve their goals."

The National Law Journal's research found that the most movement among the top 250 firms were based in the South and the Midwest, and indication of shifts in the market that have smaller firms positioning themselves against bigger competitors, many of which are based on the East and West coasts. Survey findings uncovered that larger firms are becoming more globally focused to meet the needs of increasingly international clients.

For nearly a century, Steptoe & Johnson has demonstrated its commitment to quality, devoting personal attention, experience, skill, and resources to client-focused service.

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

The official NLJ 250 list can be found by clicking on the newspaper's direct link at www.law.com.

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