37 Named Super Lawyers



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Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that a total of 37 of the firm's lawyers are included in the 2010 class of West Virginia Super Lawyers®, with 10 lawyers included as "Rising Stars."

The editors selected the following Steptoe & Johnson attorneys:

Super Lawyers
1) Laurie C. Barbe - Insurance Coverage
2) Kenneth J. Barton, Jr. - Real Estate
3) Rodney L. Bean - Employment & Labor
4) Henry C. Bowen - Workers' Compensation
5) Susan S. Brewer - Professional Liability/Defense
6) Bryan R. Cokeley - Employment Litigation/Defense
7) Gordon H. Copland - Business Litigation
8) Patrick D. Deem - Mergers & Acquisitions
9) David E. Dick - Employment & Labor
10) Louis E. Enderle, Jr. - Real Estate
11) Sharon O. Flanery - Energy & Natural Resources
12) William E. Galeota - Business Litigation
13) Patrick D. Kelly - Health Care
14) W. Henry Lawrence - Business Litigation
15) Steven P. McGowan - Energy & Natural Resources
16) C. David Morrison - Employment Litigation/Defense
17) Patricia Proctor - Business Litigation
18) Ancil G. Ramey - Appellate
19) Larry J. Rector - Employment Litigation/Defense
20) Christopher L. Slaughter - Employment & Labor
21) Robert M. Steptoe, Jr. - Employment & Labor
22) Joanna I. Tabit - Employment Litigation/Defense
23) L. Frederick Williams, Jr. - Mergers & Acquisitions
24) Walter L. Williams - Health Care
25) William D. Wilmoth - Business Litigation
26) James M. Wilson - Personal Injury Defense/General
27) Richard M. Yurko, Jr. - Employment Litigation/Defense

Rising Stars
1) Aimee N. Daugherty - Personal Injury Defense/Medical Malpractice
2) David E. Goddard - Professional Liability/ Defense
3) Matthew B. Hansberry - Employment Litigation Defense
4) Teresa A. Kleeh - Personal Injury Defense/Products
5) Thomas S. Kleeh - Employment Litigation/Defense
6) Michael B. Pallay - Intellectual Property
7) Peter J. Raupp - General Litigation
8) Davin L. Seamon - Real Estate
9) Kristian E. White - Business/Corporate
10) Monte L. Williams - General Litigation

Established in 1913, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is no stranger to leading lawyer directories. The attorneys frequently appear in surveys recognizing top practitioners - 21 attorneys have appeared in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and 69 have appeared in The Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, the firm has achieved the highest peer review rating given by Martindale-Hubbell.

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a regional business-focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment and litigation. It comprises over 180 lawyers resident in eight locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. For nearly a century, Steptoe & Johnson has demonstrated its commitment to quality, devoting personal attention, experience, skill, and resources to client-focused service.

About Super Lawyers®
The outcome of the Super Lawyers® selection process is the publication of a comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys, which is a resource to assist consumers searching for top legal counsel in a particular area of law. The Super Lawyers list is a compilation of peer recognition and professional achievement, which includes the categories of verdicts and settlements, transactions, representative clients, special certifications, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writings, and educational background.

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