Best Lawyers 2019

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC has been named top listed in the U.S. for Energy Law by The Best Lawyers in America®.  Regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S., Best Lawyers® also included 95 of the firm’s attorneys in its listing for 2019 and named 15 attorneys “Lawyers of the Year.”*

Steptoe & Johnson is also top listed in West Virginia in more than 30 practice areas including: 

Energy Regulatory Law
Health Care Law
Product Liability Litigation
Project Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Water Law

​Steptoe & Johnson attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Click on the name to view more information about that attorney.)

Rodney L. Baker, II
   Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
   Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Laurie C. Barbe
   Insurance Law
   Litigation - Insurance

Michael W. Barill
   Tax Law
   Trusts and Estates

Kenneth J. Barton, Jr.*
   Banking and Finance Law
   Commercial Finance Law
   Commercial Litigation
   Corporate Law
   Litigation - Banking and Finance
   Litigation - Real Estate
   Real Estate Law

Rodney L. Bean
   Appellate Practice
   Employment Law - Management
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment

Kathy G. Beckett
   Energy Law
   Environmental Law
   Government Relations Practice
   Litigation - Environmental
   Oil and Gas Law

Armando F. Benincasa
   Energy Law
   Energy Regulatory Law
   Environmental Law
   Litigation - Environmental
   Natural Resources Law
   Oil and Gas Law
   Water Law

Susan S. Brewer
   Health Care Law
   Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
   Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
   Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
   Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Joseph C. Bunn
   Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
   Mining Law

John R. Callcott
   Litigation - Labor and Employment

James C. Carpenter*
   Commercial Litigation
   Construction Law
   Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
   Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
   Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Bryan R. Cokeley
   Employment Law - Management
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment
   Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
   Mining Law

Gordon H. Copland*
   Antitrust Law
   Commercial Litigation
   Health Care Law
   Litigation - Antitrust
   Litigation - Banking and Finance
   Litigation - Municipal

Lori A. Dawkins
  Commercial Litigation
  Energy Law

Patrick D. Deem
   Corporate Law
   Energy Law
   Natural Resources Law
   Oil and Gas Law
   Real Estate Law

Susan Llewellyn Deniker*
   Employment Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment

G. Kurt Dettinger
   Government Relations Practice

Tracey B. Eberling
   Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Jonathan R. Ellis
   Mining Law

Louis E. Enderle, Jr.
   Corporate Law
   Real Estate Law

W. Randolph Fife
   Commercial Litigation
   Insurance Law
   Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Sharon O. Flanery*
   Energy Law
   Energy Regulatory Law
   Mining Law
   Natural Resources Law
   Oil and Gas Law

David M. Flannery
   Energy Law
   Environmental Law
   Litigation - Environmental
   Natural Resources Law
   Water Law

Michael E. Flowers
   Commercial Finance Law
   Corporate Law
   Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Robert D. Fluharty
   Energy Law
   Mining Law
   Natural Resources Law
   Oil and Gas Law
   Real Estate Law

Jan L. Fox
   Education Law
   Employment Law - Management
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment

Bridget D. Furbee
   Energy Law

William E. Galeota
   Bet-the-Company Litigation
   Commercial Litigation
   Health Care Law
   Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
   Litigation - Real Estate
   Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
   Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
   Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Brian D. Gallagher
   Construction Law
   Real Estate Law
   Venture Capital Law

James E. Garvin
   Real Estate Law

Michelle E. Gaston
   Insurance Law
   Litigation - Insurance

Charles W. Goodin
   Oil and Gas Law

Beth Rauer Goodykoontz
    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action - Defendants

J. Greg Goodykoontz
   Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
   Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Craig A. Griffith
   Tax Law 

Andrew S. Graham
   Real Estate Law

Vincent Holzhall
   Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Eric J. Hulett
   Construction Law
   Litigation – Construction

Russell D. Jessee
   Commercial Litigation

Charles F. Johns
   Health Care Law
   Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
   Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
   Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Mauritia G. Kamer*
   Employment Law - Management
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment

Evans L. King, Jr.
   Banking and Finance Law
   Commercial Finance Law
   Corporate Law
   Financial Services Regulation Law
   Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas S. Kleeh
   Employment Law - Management
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment

Kurt L. Krieger
   Energy Law
   Oil and Gas Law

Edward L. Kropp
   Environmental Law

William M. Lane
   Trusts and Estates

W. Henry Lawrence
   Commercial Litigation
   Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
   Energy Law
   Environmental Law
   Litigation - Banking and Finance
   Litigation - Environmental
   Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
   Litigation - Real Estate
   Natural Resources Law
   Oil and Gas Law

Jamie L. Leary
   Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
   Litigation - ERISA

Richard L. Lewis*
   Energy Law
   Environmental Law
   Litigation - Environmental
   Mining Law
   Natural Resources Law
   Water Law

Randall C. Light
   Banking and Finance Law
   Education Law
   Oil and Gas Law
   Real Estate Law

David R. Little
   Energy Law

Steven F. Luby
   Corporate Law
   Tax Law

E. Dandridge McDonald
   Energy Law
   Natural Resources Law
   Utilities Law

John R. Merinar, Jr.
   Employment Law - Management
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment

Edward A. Miller
    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action - Defendants

Ryan J. Morgan
   Energy Law

C. David Morrison
   Appellate Practice
   Employment Law - Individuals
   Employment Law - Management
   Energy Law
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment
   Mining Law

James J. A. Mulhall
   Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
   Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

James H. Newberry Jr.
   Education Law

Roger L. Nicholson
   Energy Law
   Mining Law

Gary W. Nickerson
   Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Melanie Morgan Norris
   Litigation - Insurance

Jeffrey K. Phillips*
   Mining Law
   Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Elizabeth S. Power
   Energy Law
   Oil and Gas Law

Bryan K. Prosek
   Corporate Law
   Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Ancil G. Ramey*
   Appellate Practice
   Bet-the-Company Litigation
   Commercial Litigation
   Insurance Law
   Litigation - Banking and Finance
   Litigation - Labor and Employment
   Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Larry J. Rector
   Criminal Defense: White-Collar
   Employment Law - Management
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment

Paul K. Reese
   Litigation - Health Care
   Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Jason E. Roma
   Product Liability Law - Defendants

Robert E. Ryan*
   Railroad Law

Martin J. Saunders
   Employment Law - Management
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment

Donald C. Sinclair II
   Transportation Law

Charles A. Sinsel
   Health Care Law

Christopher L. Slaughter*
   Employment Law - Management
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment

Alyssa A. Sloan
   Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Amy M. Smith
   Appellate Practice

Stephen C. Smith
   Environmental Law

Arthur M. Standish
   Banking and Finance Law
   Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
   Bet-the-Company Litigation
   Litigation - Bankruptcy
   Real Estate Law

Frank J. Stanek
   Commercial Litigation
   Insurance Law

Robert M. Steptoe, Jr.
   Arbitration
   Bet-the-Company Litigation
   Commercial Litigation
   Employment Law - Management
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Construction
   Litigation - Environmental
   Litigation - Labor and Employment
   Mediation

John C. Stump*
   Government Relations Practice
   Municipal Law
   Project Finance Law
   Public Finance Law
   Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Todd M. Swanson
    Utilities Law

Allyn G. Turner
   Environmental Law
   Litigation - Environmental
   Water Law

James W. Turner
   Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
   Railroad Law

Thomas A. Vorbach*
   Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
   Non-Profit / Charities Law
   Tax Law
   Technology Law
   Trusts and Estates

William J. Wahoff
   Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Melissa S. Watkins
   Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
   Litigation and Controversy - Tax
   Non-Profit / Charities Law
   Tax Law

Sherri S. Whalen
   Elder Law

Monté L. Williams
   Commercial Litigation
   Litigation - Insurance
   Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Walter L. Williams
   Administrative / Regulatory Law
   Health Care Law

L. Frederick Williams, Jr.
   Corporate Law
   Mergers and Acquisitions Law
   Municipal Law
   Project Finance Law
   Public Finance Law
   Securitization and Structured Finance Law
   Tax Law
   Trusts and Estates

William D. Wilmoth
   Bet-the-Company Litigation
   Commercial Litigation
   Corporate Governance Law
   Criminal Defense: White-Collar
   Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
   Litigation - Construction
   Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
   Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
   Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
   Qui Tam Law

Richard M. Yurko, Jr.*
   Education Law
   Employment Law - Management
   Insurance Law
   Labor Law - Management
   Litigation - Labor and Employment