The relationships we forge with our clients are based on mutual respect and a common dedication to achieving results.

-Susan S. BrewerCEO

Leadership

Susan S. Brewer

Chief Executive Officer
Susan Brewer has served as CEO of Steptoe & Johnson since 2009. Her legal practice focuses on litigation, particularly in the area of professional liability. She has tried more than 100 cases in state and federal courts.

Lori A. Dawkins

Lori A. Dawkins

Member

Executive Committee
Lori Dawkins is the Managing Member of the Denver office and leads the firm's Energy Litigation Practice Group.

Timothy M. McKeen

Executive Committee
Tim McKeen focuses his practice in oil and gas law throughout the Appalachian Basin, specializing in title, due diligence and mineral acquisitions.

Tammie C. Alexander

Tammie C. Alexander

Chair, Business Department
Tammie assists clients with banking, real estate, commercial transactions, title insurance, and construction law matters.

J. Kevin West

J. Kevin West

J. Kevin West

Executive Committee
Kevin West's practice includes complex litigation, asset and stock transactions, lease transactions, and land and legal due diligence for acquisitions. Mr. West is the Managing Member of the Columbus, Ohio office.

Anders W. Lindberg

Anders W. Lindberg

Chair, Litigation Department
Anders Lindberg is Chairman of the Litigation Department and Team Leader of the Long-Term Care Team. He focuses his practice in the areas of professional liability defense, employment litigation, and general litigation.

Mark Combs

Mark Combs

Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Officer
Mark Combs is the Chief Information Officer of Steptoe & Johnson. He has expertise in information security, technology, strategy, people and project management.

Heather L. Cavanagh

Heather L. Cavanagh

Director of Recruiting and Professional Development

Director Attorney Recruiting & Professional Development
Heather Cavanagh manages and coordinates the attorney recruitment program, including implementation of recruiting strategies, resume screening, and candidate selection.

David Gorman

David Gorman

Director of Human Resources
David Gorman has 25 years of experience assisting employees reach their desired outcomes through human resources. He joined Steptoe & Johnson as Director of Human Resources in 2012.

Sharon O. Flanery

Sharon O. Flanery

Sharon O. Flanery

Chair, Energy Natural Resources Department, Executive Committee
Sharon Flanery concentrates her practice in the areas of energy and natural resources law and Chairs the firm's Energy & Natural Resources Department.

Brian D. Gallagher

Brian D. Gallagher

Executive Committee
Brian Gallagher concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate development, commercial transactions, and business organizations. He is the Managing Member of the firm's Morgantown office.

Christopher L. Slaughter

Christopher L. Slaughter

Christopher L. Slaughter
Huntington

Executive Committee
Chris Slaughter represents employers in labor and employment law matters. His practice is evenly divided between counseling and litigation.

Susan Llewellyn Deniker

Susan Llewellyn Deniker

Chair, Labor & Employment Department
Susan Llewellyn Deniker leads the firm’s Labor Department and focuses her practice in the areas of labor and employment law, higher education law, and litigation.

Richard Mackessy

Richard Mackessy

Chief Operating Officer
Rick Mackessy serves a dual role as Chief Operating Officer and Financial Officer. He has more than 25 years of experience executive-level management positions. Rick oversees the firm’s operational and financial management.

Betsy Spellman

Betsy Spellman

Chief Marketing Officer
Betsy Spellman is the Chief Marketing Officer of Steptoe & Johnson. She leads a team of marketing and business development professionals who help attorneys build relationships through client-focused activities.

Krista Ford

Krista Ford

Director of Library Services
Krista Ford oversees online and print library resources for all Steptoe & Johnson offices. She conducts research using cutting edge tools to assist attorneys in finding solutions for clients.

Kelly Henderson

Kelly Henderson

Director of Finance
Kelly Henderson is responsible for the firm’s financial management, including oversight of the budget, financial reporting, client intake, and billing and collections.

Frank Lambert

Frank Lambert

Director of Operations
Frank Lambert oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm. He has progressive experience in the strategic management of law firms, including development of goals and initiatives in finance, operations, facilities, and budget.