Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Adds Five Houston Area Attorneys

Firm strengthens Texas litigation practice

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC announced today the addition of five attorneys to its office in The Woodlands, Texas. The additions include Lyle R. Rathwell, Ed Wallison, Jason R. Grill, Lonald C. "Lonnie" Hobbs, and Merris A. Washington.

Lyle R. Rathwell, Member

Lyle R. RathwellLyle's principal area of practice is civil litigation representing clients in matters involving catastrophic construction accidents, products liability, transportation, premises liability, maritime personal injury, engineering and construction contract disputes, insurance defense of bodily injury and fatality cases, and insurance coverage litigation.

lyle.rathwell@steptoe-johnson.com  |  281-203-5722

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Jason R. Grill, Of Counsel

Jason R. GrillJason's principal area of practice is civil litigation defense representing clients in matters involving products liability, transportation, toxic tort liability (including silicosis claims), personal injury and wrongful death, professional malpractice, construction defects, and premises liability.

jason.grill@steptoe-johnson.com  |  281-203-5764

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Lonnie C. Hobbs. Of Counsel

Lonnie C. Hobbs

Lonnie Hobbs focuses his practice in the area of energy law.  He is an experienced in-house counsel and trial attorney.  
 
For 15 years, he served as in-house counsel for Key Energy Services, Inc., where he managed the litigation section as Vice President of Litigation and Contracts.

lonnie.hobbs@steptoe-johnson.com |  281-203-5758

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Ed Wallison, Of Counsel

Ed WallisonEd's principal area of practice is civil litigation involving business disputes and the defense of personal injury and medical malpractice claims. He is also a certified mediator with experience in a broad range of commercial and personal injury disputes.

ed.wallison@steptoe-johnson.com  |  281-203-5766

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Merris A. Washington, Associate

Merris A. WashingtonMerris Washington focuses her practice in the area of civil litigation.  She has handled the defense of personal injury claims, medical malpractice actions, insurance coverage disputes, premises liability matters, construction defect and site injury actions, and real estate errors and omissions.

merris.washington@steptoe-johnson.com  |  281-203-5759

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