Steptoe & Johnson CIO Named to NLJ Business of Law Trailblazers & Pioneers



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Bridgeport, W.Va. – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Chief Information Officer Andrew Z. Adkins III has been named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of 50 Business of Law Trailblazers & Pioneers.

Adkins is included in the Technologists category for his  efforts to improve law firm information technology throughout his career.  He will be featured with the other honorees in the December 2013 issue of the NLJ.

His career spans more than two decades as a legal technology consultant, writer and scholar.  As CIO, Adkins leads the firm’s IT Team to implement strategic technology goals at Steptoe & Johnson with a focus on the delivery of services essential to client success.   

Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Adkins served in various positions with the University of Florida Levin College of Law including Associate Director, Technology Services and Executive Director, International Center for Automated Information Research.  In 1997, Adkins established the Legal Technology Institute at the Levin College of Law and served as a director and primary consultant there until 2010.

Adkins is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

About Steptoe & Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. energy law firm with core strengths in energy, labor & employment, litigation and transactional law. In 2013, Steptoe & Johnson celebrates 100 years of helping clients reach their goals. Visit

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