William H. Smith
(304) 933-8176
Office: Bridgeport
J.D. West Virginia University
M.A. Arizona State University
B.A. Arizona State University
Licensure: WV
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Bill Smith focuses his practice primarily in the area of Energy and Natural Resources Law.  He also has significant experience in commercial transactions, commercial litigation, and real estate. He is fluent in German, making him a valuable resource not only as legal counsel but also as a language and cultural interpreter for German businesses and U.S. companies that do business in Germany.

Work Experience

1992 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

"Mineral Title Examinations," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 2006

Key Experience

Represented energy company in the acquisition of several hundred oil and gas wells
Assisted energy company in preparation for coalbed methane well projects and advised on title matters as well as permitting and pooling issues
Represented international industrial chemical manufacturer in negotiations with national construction firm

Memberships & Awards

Past President Award, Leadership Harrison
American Bar Association
West Virginia State Bar Association