Steptoe & Johnson Top Ranked in Five Practice Areas by Chambers USA



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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is ranked first in all five practice areas in West Virginia by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, 20 Steptoe & Johnson attorneys have been named "Leaders in Their Field."

"We are thrilled that the firm is once again top ranked in all West Virginia categories by Chambers USA," said firm CEO Susan Brewer. "These rankings reflect our lawyers’ commitment to professional excellence and responsive client relationships."

Steptoe & Johnson’s top rankings in all WV practice areas:
Labor & Employment
Litigation: General Commercial
Natural Resources
Real Estate

Attorneys named "Leaders in Their Field" and their practice areas:

Patrick D. Deem
Evans L. King, Jr.
John C. Stump
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Corporate/Commercial: Healthcare
Walter L. Williams

Corporate/Commercial: Tax
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Labor & Employment
Rodney L. Bean
Bryan R. Cokeley
David E. Dick
John R. Merinar, Jr.
C. David Morrison
Christopher L. Slaughter
Robert M Steptoe, Jr.

Litigation: General Commercial
William E. Galeota
Jeffrey K. Phillips
Joanna I. Tabit

Litigation: Healthcare
Susan S. Brewer

Natural Resources
Patrick D. Deem
Sharon O. Flanery
James A. Russell

Real Estate
Patrick D. Deem
Louis E. Enderle, Jr.
Randall C. Light

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a regional, business-focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation. It comprises over 230 lawyers resident in eleven locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas. Visit

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