Nicholas Fiske and James Hankle Join Steptoe & Johnson’s Growing Pittsburgh Office

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Ryan R. Daniels

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February 6, 2023

Pittsburgh, PA - Nicholas L. Fiske and James R. Hankle have joined the Pittsburgh office of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. Fiske joins the firm’s Litigation Department as Of Counsel and will focus his practice in the areas of general civil, commercial, and construction litigation matters. Hankle also joins the firm’s Litigation Department as Of Counsel and will focus his practice in the areas of general civil and commercial litigation, criminal law, and privacy and cyber security law.

“We are happy to welcome Nick and Jim to our growing Pittsburgh office,” said Steptoe & Johnson CEO Christopher L. Slaughter. “Both bring decades of litigation and trial experience to Steptoe & Johnson and their addition to our firm will greatly benefit our clients.”

Fiske has extensive experience guiding clients through complex breach of contract actions, real estate disputes, employment litigation, and general liability matters. He also represents shareholder clients, including company founders and minority owners, in complicated disputes involving claims of minority oppression, breaches of fiduciary duties, and securities violations. Fiske earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his bachelor's degree from the University at Buffalo.

Hankle represents clients in complex litigation before federal and state courts, federal and state agencies, and international commercial arbitration panels. He regularly assists national companies and local corporations in the defense of commercial transaction claims, intellectual property claims, mass toxic tort claims, and product liability claims. He is also regularly called upon to handle corporate white-collar crime. Hankle earned his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall Law School and his bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock University.

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a law firm nationally recognized for its strengths in energy law with more than a century of know-how in the areas of business, labor and employment, and litigation. Steptoe & Johnson has over 400 lawyers and other professionals practicing in 18 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia. Visit and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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