Steptoe & Johnson Attorney Jonathan Ellis Named “Up-and-Coming Lawyer”



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Charleston, W.Va. – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC attorney Jonathan R. Ellis has been named an “up-and-coming lawyer” by law firm ranking guide Chambers & Partners.  Ellis is one of only 400 attorneys nationwide to receive this distinction.

Ellis practices mine safety law and represents energy clients in civil litigation.  He defends mine operators against claims of wrongful death, deliberate intent, and breach of contract.  He counsels mine operators on safety issues and defends them against violations issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training.  Ellis practices in the firm's Charleston, W.Va. office.

“Up-and-coming” attorneys are partners who are playing increasingly prominent roles within their firms.  Chambers & Partners ranks lawyers and law firms based on research as well as feedback from clients and colleagues. 

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