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Steptoe & Johnson receives top tier ranking in five primary practice areas

Clarksburg, WV - Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that the firm is top-ranked in five practice areas in West Virginia (for the third consecutive year) by Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, 20 Steptoe & Johnson attorneys have been ranked as "Leaders in Their Field."

"We are thrilled that Steptoe & Johnson has been top-ranked again by Chambers USA. These rankings reflect the firm's achievement in a variety of complex practice areas, which reinforces our lawyers' commitment to professional excellence and client relationships," said firm CEO, Susan Brewer.

Steptoe & Johnson's top ranking in the five West Virginia practice areas studied by Chambers USA includes:

Ranked 1 in Corporate/Commercial - West Virginia
Ranked 1 in Labor & Employment - West Virginia
Ranked 1 in Litigation: General Commercial - West Virginia
Ranked 1 in Natural Resources - West Virginia
Ranked 1 in Real Estate - West Virginia

The following Steptoe & Johnson attorneys are individually recognized by Chambers USA as ?Leaders in their Field?:

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

Chambers USA rankings are based upon the recommendations of clients and lawyers throughout the United States. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked on a scale of 1-6, with an additional ranking awarded to those considered "up and coming," and for lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field.

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a regional, business-focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation. It comprises over 200 lawyers resident in ten locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

About Chambers USA
Chambers and Partners, based in London, publishes the annual Chambers USA America?s Leading Lawyers for Business. Top firms and top attorneys are ranked and their merits described ? usually in the words of clients the publisher has interviewed. For more information, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.


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