Stephen C. Smith Joins Steptoe & Johnson



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Experienced environmental law attorney will practice in firm’s Canonsburg, Pa. office

CANONSBURG, PASteptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to welcome back Stephen C. Smith, Of Counsel, to the firm’s Southpointe Business Park office located in Canonsburg, Pa.  He was previously with the firm from 2001-2004. Smith will focus his practice in the area of environmental law, using his legal skills to analyze and resolve complex legal issues including regulatory counseling and litigation, administrative law, governmental affairs and lobbying.

Smith brings more than two decades of experience representing clients in the mining, manufacturing and oil and gas industries. Before re-joining Steptoe & Johnson, Smith spent eight years as the Deputy General Counsel & Environmental Director for a company operating over thirty mining and manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Canada.  Mr. Smith began his environmental career as an agency enforcement attorney. 

“Stephen’s skills will benefit many of our clients, including those coming to the Appalachian Basin to do business in the shale plays as well as our longstanding regional oil and gas and mining clients,” said Richard Lewis, Chairman of the firm’s Business Department. “Steptoe & Johnson was founded on meeting the needs of our clients, and Stephen’s experience and know-how in environmental law will assist us in this goal.”

Smith earned his Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. 

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