BRIDGEPORT – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC attorney W. Henry “Hank” Lawrence has been named to the Nature Conservancy West Virginia Chapter Board of Trustees.

Lawrence was selected by a nominating committee and then voted in by the 15-member board of trustees.  Lawrence’s term will end in 2018.

Lawrence leads the Steptoe & Johnson Litigation Department.  His legal practice focuses on energy-related litigation.  He is included among The Best Lawyers in America® for 2015 and is a 2014 West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow.  Lawrence received his law degree from The College of William & Mary and his Bachelor’s degree from Duke University.  Lawrence has practiced at Steptoe & Johnson for more than 30 years.

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

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