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Scott Henderson directs and manages all aspects of the firm’s abstracting and land services team.  Under Scott’s leadership, a team of more than 225 abstractors and professional staff provided abstracts for the firm’s 200 mineral title attorneys. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Henderson built a foundation for his legal energy and transactional work as an engineer in the areas of data acquisition and controls, mechanical design, fabrication, and installation of industrial equipment.  He also worked as a consultant supporting economic development initiatives.  With his vast experience in technology and the energy industry, he brings intuitive, real-world experience, and perspective to his practice. 

Memberships & Awards

Senior Managing Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Volume 103
Recipient of the Volume 102 Best Student Work Award
Westmoreland County Bar Association

Key Experience

Provided legal services for multiple oil and gas operators in West Virginia and Pennsylvania including performing mineral title examinations, rendering title opinions, and curing title defects
Prepared lending documents, related commercial real estate title examinations, and due diligence on behalf of lending institutions and commercial real estate developers
Defended a local businessman against a breach of contract claim and mechanics lien filed by construction contractor and prosecuted multiple counterclaims involving faulty workmanship and property damage resulting from the same.

Work Experience

2011 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2007-2011 Sole Practitioner
2006 Conway, Hoffman & Associates
2002-2006 Reeder & Shuman
1998-2000 Computer Based Learning Center, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
1995-1998 Waynesburg College Center for Education and Tech
1992-1995 Fontaine Engineering, Inc.
1990-1992 Phillips Lighting Company

Speaking Engagements

United States v. Emerson: The Second Amendment as an Individual Right - Time to Settle the Issue?, 102 W. Va. L.Rev. 177 (1999)