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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC


  • 400 White Oaks Boulevard
  • Bridgeport
  • West Virginia
  • USA
  • WV 26330
  • Tel:+1 304 933 8000
  • Fax:+1 304 933 8183
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  • CEO: Susan S Brewer 

Firm Overview:
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is nationally recognized as an energy firm serving the industry with its core strengths in Energy Law, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, and Transactional Law. In 2013, Steptoe & Johnson celebrated serving clients for 100 years.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Firm attorneys represent Fortune 500 energy producers and are nationally recognized for excellence in shale gas law. The group is ranked #1 in energy-related practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015.
Steptoe & Johnson’s Energy Team:
■ 12th largest energy practice in the US by Energy Law 360
■ Multi-billion dollar oil and gas transactions in the all major shale plays
■ Governmental affairs support to national energy developers
■ One of the largest mineral title groups in the nation
■ $13.3B in recent, complex energy transactions, including due diligence, joint venture agreements, asset acquisitions, and divestitures
■ One of the largest due diligence teams nationwide
■ $35M private placement for natural gas drilling program with nearly 500 individual investors in 27 states

Steptoe & Johnson’s Employment Law Practice Group represents employers in all aspects of labor, employment, employee benefits, and occupational injury law. Group lawyers assist clients in industries such as energy, manufacturing, education, health care, and construction. The labor and employment practice is ranked #1 by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015.
■ Defended oil and gas, timbering, manufacturing, and coal industry clients in deliberate intent cases involving companion claims of retaliatory discharge
■ Negotiated pre-suit settlements for clients in sensitive employment matters

Real Estate & Natural Resources:
Steptoe & Johnson provides comprehensive legal services to real estate developers, commercial banks and lending institutions, governmental entities, energy companies, buyers and sellers of business assets and investors. The group’s broad experience positions the firm at the forefront of the legal profession in the region. The real estate practice is ranked #1 by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015.
■ 200 energy attorneys cross-trained to understand title in 22 states
■ 20 attorney Division Order Title Opinion Team

Steptoe & Johnson litigators have built a reputation in trial and appellate courts based on a strong record in dealing with complex cases. Knowing that cost control is a critical factor in any successful strategy, the firm’s attorneys are also adept at analysis, budgeting and alternative dispute resolution.
■ Lead counsel energy litigation experience, including defense of claims in excess of $250 million regarding allegations of contract breach, fraud and tortious interference in a natural gas measurement dispute
■ Defended an oil and gas producer in a dispute over ownership of oil and gas rights worth over $70 million
■ Defended a Fortune 100 coal company in a $100 million fraud and breach of contract action

Steptoe & Johnson’s environmental attorneys are seasoned litigators who handle commercial and energy related litigation in high profile cases, and experienced counselors who help clients to meet environmental obligations. The group counsels clients on environmental issues including industry and penalty and enforcement actions, site remediation and planning, hazardous and solid waste disposal permitting and enforcement. Nine attorneys are recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in environmental law.
■ Advised clients with respect to climate change issues including legislative policy, rulemakings and stakeholder proceedings including the President’s Climate Action Plan
■ Represented clients in connection with USEPA efforts to develop new and renewed National Ambient Air Quality Standards (“NAAQS”) and regulatory requirements to address the interstate transport of air pollutants, including appeals of final rules


  • Chase Center-Second Floor,
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue,
  • Suite 250,
  • Huntington,
  • West Virginia
  • USA
  • WV 25701
  • Tel +1 304 522 8290
  • Fax +1 304 526 8089
  • Email : james.turner@steptoe-johnson.com
  • Edwin Miller Professional Centre,
  • 1250 Edwin Miller Boulevard,
  • Suite 300,
  • Martinsburg,
  • West Virginia
  • USA
  • WV 25404
  • Tel +1 304 263 6991
  • Fax +1 304 262 3541
  • Email : bridget.cohee@steptoe-johnson.com
  • Huntington Center,
  • Suite 2200,
  • 41 South High Street,
  • Columbus,
  • Ohio
  • USA
  • OH 43215
  • Tel +1 614 221 5100
  • Fax +1 614 221 0952
  • Email : kevin.west@steptoe-johnson.com
  • 700 N. Hurstbourne Parkway, Suite 115,
  • Louisville,
  • Kentucky
  • USA
  • KY 40222
  • Tel 502 423 2000
  • Fax 502 423 2001