Seventeen Steptoe & Johnson Attorneys Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America® for 2022

The Best Lawyers in America® recognized 17 Steptoe & Johnson attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2022. Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. Those lawyers that received this designation are listed below.    

Louisville, KY

Amy Sullivan Cahill – Trademark Law
Jim Newberry – Education Law

Charleston, WV

Ancil G. Ramey – Appellate Practice
Armando F. Benincasa – Energy Regulatory Law
Arthur M. Standish – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
G. Kurt Dettinger – Government Relations Practice
John C. Stump – Public Finance Law

Morgantown, WV

Brian D. Gallagher – Construction Law
Gordon H. Copland – Litigation – Banking and Finance
James J. A. Mulhall – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
John R. Callcott – Litigation – Labor and Employment
John R. Merinar, Jr. – Labor Law – Management
Kenneth J. Barton, Jr. – Banking and Finance Law
Melissa S. Watkins – Tax Law

Columbus, OH

James C. Carpenter – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

San Antonio, TX

Katherine E. David – Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Collin County, TX

Brooks L. Caston – Litigation – Trusts and Estates

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 370 lawyers and other professionals practicing in 18 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia. Visit and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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