BRIDGEPORT -- Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that 38 of the firm's lawyers are included in the 2011 class of West Virginia Super Lawyers, with 10 lawyers included as West Virginia "Rising Stars."

The editors selected the following Steptoe & Johnson attorneys:

* Laurie C. Barbe - Insurance Coverage

* Kenneth J. Barton Jr. - Real Estate

* Rodney L. Bean - Employment & Labor

* Henry C. Bowen – Workers' Compensation

* Susan S. Brewer - Professional Liability/Defense

* Bryan R. Cokeley - Employment Litigation/Defense

* Gordon H. Copland - Business Litigation

* Patrick D. Deem – Mergers & Acquisitions

* Louis E. Enderle Jr. - Real Estate

* Sharon O. Flanery - Energy & Natural Resources

* William E. Galeota - Business Litigation

* Sara E. Hauptfuehrer - Employee Benefits/ERISA

* Evans L. King – Mergers & Acquisitions

* W. Henry Lawrence - Business Litigation

* Steven P. McGowan - Energy & Natural Resources

* C. David Morrison - Employment Litigation/Defense

* 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

* James W. Turner - Class Action/Mass Torts

* Carolyn A. Wade – Employment & Labor

* Kara Cunningham Williams – Business Litigation

* Walter L. Williams - Health Care

* William D. Wilmoth - Business Litigation

* James M. Wilson - Personal Injury Defense/General

* Richard M. Yurko Jr. – Employment Litigation/Defense

West Virginia Rising Stars

* Mario R . Bordogna – Employment & Labor

* Tiffany A. Cropp – Energy & Natural Resources

* Susan L. Deniker – Employment & Labor

* Teresa A. Kleeh – Insurance Coverage

* Thomas S. Kleeh – Employment Litigation/Defense

*Michael D. Mullins – Civil Rights/First Amendment

* Michelle Piziak – Insurance Coverage

* Peter J. Raupp – General Litigation

* Robert E. Ryan - Transportation

* Monte L. Williams – General Litigation

The outcome of the Super Lawyers selection process is the publication of a comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys, which is a resource to assist consumers searching for top legal counsel in a particular area of law.

The Super Lawyers list is a compilation of peer recognition and professional achievement, which includes the categories of verdicts and settlements, transactions, representative clients, special certifications, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writings, and educational background.

Steptoe & Johnson is a regional, business-focused firm with strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation. It comprises over 200 lawyers resident in ten locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

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

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