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Steptoe & Johnson receives ranking in five practice areas

BRIDGEPORT, WV - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm is ranked in five practice areas in West Virginia (for the fourth consecutive year) by Chambers USA America?s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, 20 Steptoe & Johnson attorneys have been ranked as "Leaders in Their Field."

"We are thrilled that Steptoe & Johnson is once again ranked by Chambers USA. These rankings reflect the firm?s achievement in a variety of complex practice areas, which reinforces our lawyers' commitment to professional excellence and client relationships," said firm CEO Susan Brewer.

Steptoe & Johnson's practice area rankings:

Corporate/Commercial - West Virginia
Labor & Employment - West Virginia
Litigation: General Commercial - West Virginia
Natural Resources - West Virginia
Real Estate - West Virginia

Individual attorneys:

Patrick D. Deem
Evans L. King, Jr.
John C. Stump
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Corporate/Commercial: Healthcare
Walter L. Williams

Corporate/Commercial: Tax
L. Frederick Williams, Jr.

Labor & Employment
Rodney L. Bean
Bryan R. Cokeley
David E. Dick
John R. Merinar, Jr.
C. David Morrison
Christopher L. Slaughter
Robert M Steptoe, Jr.

Litigation: General Commercial
William E. Galeota
Jeffrey K. Phillips
Joanna I. Tabit

Litigation: Healthcare
Susan S. Brewer

Natural Resources
Patrick D. Deem
Sharon O. Flanery
James A. Russell

Real Estate
Patrick D. Deem
Louis E. Enderle, Jr.
Randall C. Light

Read more on the Chambers USA rankings.

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a regional, business-focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation. It comprises over 230 lawyers resident in eleven locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas. Visit

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