Over 100 Steptoe & Johnson Attorneys Named Among the Best Lawyers in America

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Ryan R. Daniels

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August 18, 2022

Bridgeport, WV - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is excited to share that over 100 attorneys were named in the 2023 rankings of The Best Lawyers in America®. They practice throughout firm locations in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.

Also noted below are the five attorneys who have received the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch designation. This recognition is given to lawyers in private practice who are earlier in their careers and demonstrate professional excellence.

Below are the ​Steptoe & Johnson attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America®.

Thomas L. Aman Jr.

  • Project Finance Law

Rodney L. Baker II

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Laurie C. Barbe

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance

Michael W. Barill

  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Kenneth J. Barton Jr.

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Real Estate Law

Rodney L. Bean

  • Appellate Practice
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management

Kathy G. Beckett

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Oil and Gas Law

Armando F. Benincasa

  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Water Law

Jules S. Brenner

  • Corporate Law

Susan S. Brewer

  • Health Care Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Marc Bryson

  • Environmental Law

Amy Sullivan Cahill

  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law

John R. Callcott

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

James C. Carpenter

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Nathan S. Catanese (Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch)

  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

John R. Chadd

  • Energy Law

Brent D. Chicken

  • Litigation - Environmental

Bryan R. Cokeley

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Gordon H. Copland

  • Antitrust Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust

Katherine E. David

  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Tax Law

Lori A. Dawkins

  • Commercial Litigation

Mark C. Dean (Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch)

  • Labor and Employment Law - Management

Susan L. Deniker

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Marcia L. DePaula

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

G. Kurt Dettinger

  • Energy Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Natural Resources Law

Tracey B. Eberling

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Jonathan R. Ellis

  • Mining Law

Sarah C. Ellis

  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law

Louis E. Enderle Jr.

  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law

Sharon O. Flanery

  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law

David M. Flannery

  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Water Law

Michael E. Flowers

  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law

Robert D. Fluharty

  • Energy Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Real Estate Law

Jan L. Fox

  • Education Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Sandra K. Fraley

  • Energy Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law

Bridget D. Furbee

  • Energy Law

Michael A. Furlong (Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch)

  • Labor and Employment Law - Management

Brian D. Gallagher

  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Michelle E. Gaston

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance

Andrew S. Graham

  • Real Estate Law

Vincent I. Holzhall

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Gregory A. Jackson (Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch)

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Russell D. Jessee

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Craig L. Johnson

  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Evans L. King Jr.

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Economic Development Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Kurt L. Krieger

  • Energy Law
  • Oil and Gas Law

Edward L. Kropp

  • Environmental Law

Stacy C. Kula

  • Leisure and Hospitality Law

William M. Lane

  • Trusts and Estates

W. Henry Lawrence

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law

Joseph U. Leonoro

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Richard L. Lewis

  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Water Law

Randall C. Light

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Real Estate Law

Anders W. Lindberg

  • Litigation - Health Care

David R. Little

  • Energy Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Steven F. Luby

  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Melissa Dorman Matthews

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Laura L. Mays

  • Commercial Litigation

John R. Merinar Jr.

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Ryan J. Morgan

  • Energy Law
  • Natural Resources Law

C. David Morrison

  • Appellate Practice
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mining Law

James J. A. Mulhall

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Michael D. Mullins

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Jim Newberry

  • Education Law

Melanie Morgan Norris

  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Lori T. Oliphant

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Christopher Passodelis Jr.

  • Real Estate Law

Jeffrey K. Phillips

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Mining Law

William J. Powell

  • Commercial Litigation

Bryan K. Prosek

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Project Finance Law

Ancil G. Ramey

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Hannah Curry Ramey

  • Litigation - Insurance

Larry J. Rector

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Richard L. Reed

  • Construction Law

Shaina L. Richardson (Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch)

  • Appellate Practice

Benjamin L. Riddle

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Real Estate

Jason E. Roma

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Transportation Law

H. Hampton Rose IV

  • Energy Law
  • Oil and Gas Law

John K. Round

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Donald C. Sinclair II

  • Transportation Law

Charles A. Sinsel

  • Health Care Law

Christopher L. Slaughter

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Amy M. Smith

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation

Candace B. Smith

  • Commercial Litigation

Arthur M. Standish

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Law

Frank J. Stanek

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law

Robert M. Steptoe Jr.

  • Arbitration
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mediation

John C. Stump

  • Economic Development Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Municipal Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Todd M. Swanson

  • Utilities Law

Harriet Tabb

  • Real Estate Law

Marty Truss

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Oil and Gas Law

Allyn G. Turner

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Water Law

James W. Turner

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Railroad Law
  • Transportation Law

Endia J. Vereen

  • Corporate Law

Thomas A. Vorbach

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

William J. Wahoff

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers

Rick L. Warren

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Melissa S. Watkins

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Tax Law

Sandra Ramos White

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Allison B. Williams

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Monté L. Williams

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

William D. Wilmoth

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Qui Tam Law

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 www.steptoe-johnson.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information, contact Ryan Daniels, Chief Marketing Officer, at (614) 456-1647 or by email: press@steptoe-johnson.co