Teresa W. Helmick
Of Counsel
(304) 550-9853
Office: Charleston
J.D. West Virginia University
B.S. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Teresa Helmick concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and mineral real estate, government affairs, and election/campaign finance.  Ms. Helmick regularly assists clients with mineral title opinions and due diligence efforts in complex energy transactions.  In addition, she serves as treasurer of the Steptoe & Johnson Good Government Fund, the firm’s West Virginia political action committee.  She is also responsible for the campaign finance filings for the Steptoe & Johnson Bluegrass PAC, the firm’s Kentucky political action committee.  Ms. Helmick has also served in several positions in state government and has drafted legislation that was passed by the West Virginia Legislature on various topics.

Work Experience

2006 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2004-2006 Jackson Kelly
2001-2004 Director of the Public Division and General Counsel, West Virginia Secretary of State's Office
1998-2001 Bureau of Employment Programs
1997-1998 Department of Tax and Revenue
1994-1996 Department of Transportation

Speaking Engagements

Various speaking engagements on election law topics

Appeared on "Decision Makers" on WOWK-TV 13 regarding 527 political organizations

Drafted West Virginia's Help America Vote Act Plan of Implementation in accordance with federal law

Drafted legislation passed by the West Virginia Legislature on a variety of topics, including election law, campaign finance, and corporation law

Key Experience

Represented city, county, and state election officials, candidates, and political organizations in various election and campaign finance matters
Represented coal company in petitioning for closure of public road running through active coal mine
Represented commercial developer in the drafting of legislative amendments to economic development laws

Memberships & Awards

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
National Association of Lease and Title Analysts
Greater Appalachian Basin Association of Lease and Title Analysts