Steptoe & Johnson Adds Seventeen Attorneys to Woodlands Office



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Strengthens firm’s commitment to mid-continent energy companies

HOUSTON- Steptoe & Johnson PLLC announced today that seventeen attorneys have joined the firm’s office at The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. The move is another step in the firm’s ongoing commitment to serve energy clients doing business in the mid-continent shale plays. 

Attorneys joining The Woodlands office include: 

  • Kei M. Ashizawa

  • Kacie M. Bevers

  • Amy Z. Cann

  • Chavon D. Carr

  • Christina A. Denmark

  • Karen O. Donnelly

  • Zachary W. Gaver

  • Melissa Grobler

  • Taylor M. Lewis

  • Elaine McClure

  • Giustina L. Persich

  • Robert M. Scholl

  • Kelli D. Smith

  • Richard J. Steeno

  • Duncan H. Strickland

  • Ashley Howie Tallichet

  • Hameed Yusuf 

Steptoe & Johnson opened The Woodlands office in January, its second Houston area location. These attorneys join Managing Member Andrew S. Graham and the existing attorneys already working from The Woodlands. 

“Adding these attorneys helps us serve energy clients throughout the nation,” said Energy Team Leader Sharon Flanery.  “This is a major step in the firm’s expansion in the mid-continent energy area.”  

Steptoe & Johnson has fourteen offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.   

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