Steptoe & Johnson Attorney Named West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow



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W. Henry Lawrence named to 2014 class

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC attorney W. Henry “Hank” Lawrence was recently named to the 2014 class of West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellows. According to the Bar Foundation, the Fellows distinction is reserved for attorneys and judges whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession.

Lawrence has practiced with Steptoe & Johnson for more than 30 years.  He focuses his practice in the areas of energy and environmental litigation and leads Steptoe & Johnson’s Litigation Department.  Throughout his career, he has represented clients before federal, state, and appellate courts as well as administrative agencies.  In addition, he provides client counseling and advice in permitting, compliance, and transactional matters involving environmental statutes and regulations.  Lawrence is ranked among The Best Lawyers in America® and has been named a Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for the Morgantown region and in Natural Resources Law.  Lawrence is also a trustee for the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. 

“Hank’s skills and his ability to find solutions have earned him the trust of clients and colleagues alike,” said Steptoe & Johnson CEO Susan Brewer.  “We are proud of Hank’s induction as a West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow, and appreciate all the credit he has brought our firm and the profession.” 

There are more than 5,000 lawyers and judges in West Virginia, and only 300 have been recognized as Fellows by the Bar Foundation Board of Directors since the award’s inception in 1999. 

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