Steptoe & Johnson Welcomes Eight New Associates to the Firm

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Ryan R. Daniels

Chief Marketing Officer
October 19, 2022

Bridgeport, W.Va. - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to welcome the newest class of associate attorneys to the firm. The new associates will practice in offices located in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. They include Baylee Abbott, Luke Helms, Addison O’Rourke, Caroline Orrico, Rachel Ramezan, Brittany Smith, Hannah Vogt, and Justin Wilson.

Abbot practices in the Bridgeport, West Virginia office with a focus on energy litigation. She was a summer associate for Steptoe & Johnson and a summer clerk for U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley. She earned her law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University.

Helms focuses his practice on business litigation in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma office. He earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was a research assistant. He also completed internships for Holden Litigation and Helms Law Firm. Helms earned his bachelor’s degree from Harding University.

O’Rourke practices in the Bridgeport, West Virginia office with a focus on energy litigation. She was a summer associate for Steptoe & Johnson and a support clerk for Coughlin & Gerhart LLP. She earned her law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University.

Orrico practices labor and employment law in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. She was a summer associate for Steptoe & Johnson and a legal intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Ramezan practices business law in the Charleston, West Virginia office with a focus on economic development. She was a summer associate for Steptoe & Johnson and a spring extern for WVU Health System Legal Services. She earned her law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University.

Smith practices in the Charleston, West Virginia office with a focus on labor and employment law. She was a summer associate for Steptoe & Johnson. She earned her law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she was the lead articles editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review, and her bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University.

Vogt practices professional liability law in the Morgantown, West Virginia office. She was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James A. Matish, Division 3 Circuit Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia, and a student attorney for the WVU Law General Litigation Clinic. Vogt earned her law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University.

Wilson practices in the Wheeling, West Virginia office with a focus on professional liability law. He was a summer associate for Steptoe & Johnson and a student attorney for the WVU Law Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic. He earned his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was the associate editor of the West Virginia Law Review, and his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University.

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a law firm nationally recognized for its strengths in energy law with more than a century of know-how in the areas of business, labor and employment, and litigation. Steptoe & Johnson has over 400 lawyers and other professionals practicing in 18 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia. Visit www.steptoe-johnson.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information, contact Ryan Daniels, Chief Marketing Officer, at (614) 456-1647 or by email at press@steptoe-johnson.com.