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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® 2014. 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 Marcellus and Utica shales
■Governmental affairs support to national energy developers
■One of the largest mineral title groups in the nation
■Represent regional and national entities in both the purchase and sale of mineral properties including producing coal properties and oil and gas leaseholds and producing wells
■FERC and midstream compliance management for major energy clients
■Employment and labor services to the extractive mineral industry
■Experience in private placements for natural gas drilling programs with IDC tax credits
■Litigated quiet title action relating to enforcement of a right of reconveyance found in prior assignment with respect to various oil and gas leasehold estates

Labor & Employment:
Steptoe & Johnson’s Labor and 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® 2014.
■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® 2014. The natural resources practice is also ranked #1 in Ohio and West Virginia by The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.
■Managed large abstracting teams in multiple states to assist a major energy client in meeting an extensive drilling plan
■Lead teams responsible for numerous asset and stock transactions, lease transactions, and land and legal due diligence for acquisitions as lead or local counsel involving over 1,000,000 gross acres

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
■Represented oil and gas producers in over 100 mineral title and other litigation matters

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. Eight attorneys are recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in environmental law.


  • 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