Lori A. Dawkins
Member
(303) 389-4360
Office: Denver
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
Attorney
J.D. West Virginia University
M.S. State University of New York
B.S. West Virginia University
Licensure: CO | PA | WV | WY
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Biography

Lori Dawkins is the Managing Member of the Denver office and leads the firm's Energy Litigation Practice Group.  As Managing Member, Lori oversees all practice areas in the Denver office, including energy transactional, mineral title, energy litigation, complex commercial litigation, and labor and employment law.  A former officer in the United States Air Force, she served in Desert Storm and received the Medal of Commendation, the Air Force Achievement Medal, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal.  

Work Experience

2005 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2000-2005 Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling
1995-2000 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1989-1993 Commissioned Officer, United States Air Force

Upcoming Events

Speaking Engagements

"Surface Use in the Age of Horizontal Drilling," North Dakota Law Review (2013)

"Surface Use in the Age of Horizontal Drilling," North Dakota Energy Symposium (2013)

"Surface Use in the Age of Horizontal Drilling," Texas Wesleyan Law Review Energy Symposium (2013)

"Shareholders' Preemptive Rights," West Virginia Law Review

"Litigating Title Disputes," AAPL

Litigation Updates, Steptoe & Johnson Second Annual Appalachian Oil & Gas Roundtable - Shaping the Law We Need

Key Experience

Oversees practice areas of energy transactional, mineral title, energy litigation, complex commercial litigation, and labor and employment law in Colorado
As lead counsel, prosecuted a claim in excess of $24 million on behalf of a coal operator in an eminent domain matter that went to verdict in a jury trial
Represented Colorado employers in EEOC matters alleging discrimination based on national origin and age

Memberships & Awards

Professional
2014 Top Women in Energy selected by the Denver Business Journal and Women in Energy
Executive Committee, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Board of Governors, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Member, Colorado Energy Coalition
Member, Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc.
Super Lawyers®
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
Adjunct Professor, West Virginia University College of Law
Advisory Committee, Institute for Energy Law
Western Energy Alliance
Women in Energy
Denver Petroleum Club
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

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