G. Kurt Dettinger Named a West Virginia Executive Magazine 2015 Young Gun



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 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Member G. Kurt Dettinger has been named to West Virginia Executive Magazine’s list of 2015 Young Guns. Young Guns recognizes business leaders throughout West Virginia who are impacting the state’s business community and economy.  Dettinger will be featured along with the other Young Guns honorees in an upcoming edition of West Virginia Executive.    

Dettinger focuses his legal practice in the areas of energy law, energy and financing transactions, and government relations from the firm’s office in Charleston, W.Va.  He joined Steptoe & Johnson in 2012 after serving as General Counsel to West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. During his time in the Governor’s office, Dettinger drafted legislation introduced by Governor Tomblin and passed by the state Legislature, including the Horizontal Well Control Act of 2011.  As a member of the firm’s Energy Transactional team, he regularly assists energy developers, producers and midstream suppliers in all aspects of corporate and transactional law.

Dettinger was recently named to Oil and Gas Investor’s 20 Under 40 for principals and advisors in asset acquisitions and divestitures; he was the only 20 Under 40 honoree headquartered in the Appalachian Basin. 

Dettinger earned his Bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and received his J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Robert B. King, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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