William C. Ballard


William uses his 20-plus years of legal experience to assist clients in the ever-evolving field of energy litigation, including breach of lease agreements, breach of implied covenants, right-of-way disputes, injunctions against landowners, royalty disputes, and all types of energy-related cases. Before joining Steptoe & Johnson, he served as a West Virginia Assistant Attorney General, where he represented state agencies in tax, bankruptcy, and civil litigation. He also served as a law clerk to Judge David A. Faber and Judge Thomas E. Johnston of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

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  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • West Virginia


  • J.D. University of North Carolina School of Law
  • B.S. West Virginia University


  • Kanawha County Bar Association


  • President, Kanawha County Bar Association, 2008-09
  • President, Judge John A. Field, Jr. American Inn of Court, 2010-2011
  • Chair, Weberwood Elementary School Local Improvement Council, 2014-2019

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