PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson announces Southpointe expansion

By The West Virginia Record | May 10, 2012

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Steptoe & Johnson is expanding its Southpointe Business Park office to meet the growing needs of its Pennsylvania clients.

The firm is remodeling its current location to house five new attorneys plus a veteran litigator relocating from its Morgantown, W.Va., office.

The expansion comes as energy producers in the region continue to tap the resources of the Marcellus and Utica shales. The firm's Southpointe office currently has thirteen attorneys practicing in energy, labor and employment, intellectual property, real estate and business transactions.

"When completed, the renovations will more than double the size of the current office," says Kristian White, Southpointe Office Managing Member. "Renovations are to be completed in time to welcome our new attorneys, all of whom will focus their practices in the area of energy law" said White.

In addition to the new attorneys, Frank J. Stanek has also moved his practice to Southpointe. Stanek's move has increased the firm's toxic tort and litigation capabilities in the Commonwealth. He has nearly two decades of experience covering toxic and mass torts, complex litigation, products liability and construction litigation issues. He has represented clients in the energy production, manufacturing and protective equipment sectors faced with civil litigation.

Steptoe & Johnson's Southpointe office opened in 2010 and marked the firm's second expansion in Pennsylvania.

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

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