Seventy-Five Named Best Lawyers



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BRIDGEPORT, W.VA. (August 23, 2010) - Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that 75 of its attorneys have been included in the 2011 list of The Best Lawyers in America®. Eight attorneys received recognition for the first time.

The Best Lawyers in America® is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. The attorneys listed represent all of the firm's offices throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. What's more, the firm is ranked number one in West Virginia for the fourth consecutive year with 71 attorneys - up from 65 in 2010.

Thirty of the firm?s practice areas ranked at the top of their respective categories - up from 26 in 2010 - including:

Appellate Law
Banking Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Education Law
Employee Benefits Law
Energy Law
Health Care Law
Insurance Law
Labor and Employment Law
Legal Malpractice Law
Medical Malpractice Law
Municipal Law
Oil & Gas Law
Product Liability Litigation
Professional Malpractice Law
Project Finance Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Structured Finance Law
Water Law

The Best Lawyers in Americaco® compiles directories of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., an annual referral guide is published which includes 39,766 attorneys in 80 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The current, 17th edition is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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.

For more information, visit the firm's Web site (, or contact Betsy B. Spellman, Director of Client Services (info@steptoe-johnson,com).




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