BRIDGEPORT -– Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that the firm is ranked in five practice areas in West Virginia (for the fourth consecutive year) by Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

In addition, 20 Steptoe & Johnson attorneys have been ranked as "Leaders in Their Field."

"We are thrilled that Steptoe & Johnson is once again ranked by Chambers USA," CEO Susan Brewer said. "These rankings reflect the firm's achievement in a variety of complex practice areas, which reinforces our lawyers' commitment to professional excellence and client relationships."

Steptoe & Johnson's practice area rankings:

* Corporate/Commercial - West Virginia

* Labor & Employment - West Virginia

* Litigation: General Commercial - West Virginia

* Natural Resources - West Virginia

* Real Estate - West Virginia

Individual attorneys:

Corporate/Commercial

* Patrick D. Deem

* Evans L. King Jr.

* John C. Stump

* L. Frederick Williams Jr.

Corporate/Commercial: Healthcare

* Walter L. Williams

Corporate/Commercial: Tax

* L. Frederick Williams Jr.

Labor & Employment

* Rodney L. Bean

* Bryan R. Cokeley

* David E. Dick

* John R. Merinar Jr.

* C. David Morrison

* Christopher L. Slaughter

* Robert M Steptoe Jr.

Litigation: General Commercial

* William E. Galeota

* Jeffrey K. Phillips

* Joanna I. Tabit

Litigation: Healthcare

* Susan S. Brewer

Natural Resources

* Patrick D. Deem

* Sharon O. Flanery

* James A. Russell

Real Estate

* Patrick D. Deem

* Louis E. Enderle Jr.

* Randall C. Light

Steptoe & Johnson is a regional, business-focused firm with strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation. It comprises more than 230 lawyers resident in 11 locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, visit www.steptoe-johnson.com.

For more information, contact Betsy Spellman, Chief Marketing Officer, at (304) 933-8000 or by email: betsy.spellman@steptoe-johnson.com.

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