BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Member Sharon O. Flanery has been named a 2021 Fellow of the West Virginia Bar Foundation. Foundation Fellows are judges and lawyers whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession in West Virginia.
Flanery is the Chair of Steptoe & Johnson’s Energy and Natural Resources Department. She oversees attorneys and other professionals serving clients throughout the firm’s 15 office footprint, and in some of the nation’s largest energy-producing regions. Her legal practice focuses on energy and mineral law across the energy spectrum including oil and gas, coal, coalbed methane, pipeline, and renewable energy. Her experience includes acquisitions and divestitures, leases, joint ventures, contract mining agreements, joint operating agreements, and sales and marketing agreements, as well as gathering, transportation, and processing agreements. In addition, she has substantial experience in land and legal due diligence associated with mineral transactions and in the legislative and regulatory arenas.
Flanery is included among The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for 2021. In 2019, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources at West Virginia University. She is a past president for the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and a recipient of its highest honor, the John L. McClaugherty Award for Dedication and Service. Flanery has also been named a Female Powerbroker by legal news source Law360. She received her law degree from Duquesne University and her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University.
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