Martinsburg, WV – The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital has named four women from the Eastern Panhandle as the 2015 “Women of Distinction”.
The women were selected by their peers for outstanding work in the community, contribution to their professions, and serving as outstanding role models for young women. Bridget Cohee, Linda Largent McGraw, Lynne Seibert Steptoe, and Pam Wagoner will join the distinguished rank of women who have received the Women of Distinction honor over the past ten years.
Bridget Cohee’s determination and strong work ethic have effected positive change in the Eastern Panhandle. Bridget’s community involvement includes: Shepherd University Board of Governors; United Way of the Eastern Panhandle; Contemporary American Theater Festival; Young Professionals of the Eastern Panhandle; Court Appointed Guardian ad litem; and St. Joseph Angels. Since 2000 Bridget has practiced in the litigation department of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC’s Martinsburg office, and is presently managing member there. Bridget has been named a Best Lawyer in America; additionally, she has been recognized by The State Journal as one of West Virginia’s Top Lawyers and as part of their Generation Next: 40 Under 40 in 2006. She has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and is a member of the WVU College of Law Visiting Committee. Locally, Bridget has been awarded the Marvin Yurish Award for Excellence in Community Service, and has received similar recognition from Berkeley County Council. Bridget’s latest project is spearheading the development of the Burke Street Promise Neighborhood Initiative in Martinsburg. Seeing a need in the community and moving forward to make a difference takes a committed effort, not only by the community, but also by someone who is willing to be the backbone of the movement. For all her countless volunteer hours and her commitment and passion for the cause, Bridget Cohee is a role model for girls and women in the Eastern Panhandle.