Steptoe & Johnson attorneys earn recognition from Chambers USA

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 27, 2006
















CLARKSBURG -- Fifteen Steptoe & Johnson attorneys have been ranked as "Leaders in Their Field" in the annual Chambers USA guide America's Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, the firm was recognized for leadership in four practice categories.

The following attorneys were recognized individually: Rodney Bean, Employment, Morgantown; Susan Brewer, Litigation, Morgantown; Bryan Cokeley, Employment, Charleston; Pat Deem, Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate, Clarksburg; David Dick, Employment, Morgantown; Lee Enderle, Real Estate, Clarksburg; Randy Fife, Litigation, Charleston; Bill Galeota, Litigation, Morgantown; Rob Gifford, Litigation, Clarksburg; Evans King, Corporate/Commercial, Clarksburg; David Morrison, Employment, Clarksburg; Jim Russell, Real Estate, Morgantown; Chris Slaughter, Employment, Huntington; Bob Steptoe, Employment, Clarksburg; and John Stump, Corporate/Commercial, Charleston.

Each year the publisher carries out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers across the United States. Chambers' rankings are based upon the recommendations of clients and lawyers across the country. Firms and lawyers are ranked on a scale of 1-6, with an additional ranking awarded to those considered up and coming, and for lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. Attorneys are ranked on qualities such as technical ability, professional conduct, commitment, client service and commercial awareness.

Steptoe & Johnson was cited by Chambers USA as leaders in the following practice areas (with rank in parentheses): Employment: Mainly Defendant (1), Litigation: General Commercial (1), Real Estate (1) and Corporate/Commercial (2).

"The Chambers rankings appear to say that Steptoe & Johnson is highly regarded in numerous practice areas important to West Virginia businesses," said Bob Steptoe, CEO of Steptoe & Johnson. "Our firm is proud to contribute high quality legal services to the growing West Virginia economy."

Established in 1913 and with more than 160 lawyers and a support staff of more than 200, Steptoe & Johnson maintains six offices throughout West Virginia. For more information, visit

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