CLARKSBURG -– Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that 36 of the firm's lawyers are included in the 2009 class of West Virginia Super Lawyers, with nine lawyers included as West Virginia "Rising Stars."

The editors selected the following Steptoe & Johnson attorneys:

Super Lawyers

* Laurie C. Barbe, Insurance Coverage

* Michael W. Barill, Estate Planning & Probate

* Kenneth J. Barton Jr., Real Estate

* Rodney L. Bean, Employment & Labor

* Susan S. Brewer, Professional Liability/Defense

* Bryan R. Cokeley, Employment Litigation/Defense

* Gordon H. Copland, Business Litigation

* David E. Dick, Employment & Labor

* Louis E. Enderle Jr., Real Estate

* Sharon O. Flanery, Energy & Natural Resources

* William E. Galeota, Business Litigation

* Brian D. Gallagher, Real Estate

* Sara E. Hauptfuehrer, Employee Benefits/ERISA

* Patrick D. Kelly, Health Care

* W. Henry Lawrence, Business Litigation

* Randall C. Light, Real Estate

* Steven P. McGowan, Energy & Natural Resources

* C. David Morrison, Employment Litigation/Defense

* Jeffrey K. Phillips, Personal Injury Defense/General

* Ancil G. Ramey, Appellate

* Larry J. Rector, Employment Litigation/Defense

* Christopher L. Slaughter, Employment & Labor

* Robert M. Steptoe Jr., Employment & Labor

* Joanna I. Tabit, Employment Litigation/Defense

* Walter L. Williams, Health Care

* William D. Wilmoth, Business Litigation

* James M. Wilson, Personal Injury Defense/General

Rising Stars

Mario R. Bordogna, Employment & Labor

Hannah B. Curry, Appellate

David E. Goddard, Professional Liability/ Defense

Morgan P. Griffith, Workers' Compensation

Russell D. Jessee, Business Litigation

Teresa A. Kleeh, Personal Injury Defense/Products

Thomas S. Kleeh, Employment Litigation/Defense

Leslie Miller Stover, Energy & Natural Resources

Monte L. Williams, General Litigation

Steptoe & Johnson is a business-focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment and litigation. It comprises over 180 lawyers resident in eight locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

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