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Marsha Hudkins pursued a law career after spending several years hiring lawyers in her management capacity at a non-profit organization. The qualities she admired in those lawyers were competence, diligence, and professionalism. Marsha strives to achieve those ideals to help business and energy clients. Marsha oversees the Bridgeport, West Virginia, residential mortgage team to ensure the successful closing of hundreds of residential transactions, including title examinations, title insurance, resolving title defects, and closings for hundreds of transactions per year.   

Marsha also continues her energy practice in the Appalachian Basin assisting clients with title issues and mitigating litigation challenges that arise from title disputes, particularly in the area of West Virginia mineral severances and tax deeds. Since joining Steptoe & Johnson, Marsha has drafted thousands of surface, coal, oil and gas title opinions. She enjoys putting together the puzzle pieces of real estate ownership and investment.  


Memberships & Awards

Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Public Service, Center for Law & Public Service
GABALTA Member of the Year 2011
NALTA Special Recognition Award 2011
Moot Court Board and National Moot Court Team

Key Experience

Facilitates residential mortgages by providing title examinations and insurance, resolving title defects, and providing closings for hundreds of transactions per year for Harrison, Marion, Taylor, Barbour, Upshur, Lewis, Doddridge and Ritchie Counties, West Virginia property
Lead initiative during COVID-19 to modify traditional closing procedures to a virtual model for use with loan closings
Drafted title opinion and assisted litigation team to overturn old tax deed for publicly traded oil and gas company (decision affirmed by WV Supreme Court of Appeals)

Work Experience

2001 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

“Comparison of Oil and Gas Law: North Dakota and the Eastern States” NALTA

Co-Editor, Energy Essentials, North Dakota Chapter

“Proper Execution of Documents” NALTA News

"West Virginia Tax Sales and Deed" and "West Virginia Missing Heirs Actions," Antero Resources Corporation Training, 2013

"Abstracting Mineral Title," MLB Chapter of American Association of Professional Landmen

"Obtaining Property Signatory to Transfer Interest in Real Estate," AAPL Kentucky

"Obtaining Property Signatory to Transfer Interest in Real Estate," NALTA

"West Virginia Circuit Court and Deed Interpretation," West Virginia Record, The State Journal