Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA

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Firm Top Ranked in Five Practice Areas

The Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business rankings for 2015 include 20 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC attorneys representing six offices and more than 10 practice areas. Plus, Chambers USA ranked Steptoe & Johnson first in five practice areas in including Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment, General Commercial Litigation, Natural Resources, and Real Estate.

In addition to their rankings, three attorneys received special designations. Timothy M. McKeen was named an “Up and Coming” attorney due to his increased role in the firm’s growth; Susan S. Brewer was named an “Eminent Practitioner” as an experienced attorney who transitioned to the role of Steptoe & Johnson CEO, a position she has held since 2009; and Robert M. Steptoe Jr. was named “Senior Statesman” as a lawyer with less hands-on client interaction, but who still remains crucial to the firm’s success.

The ranked attorneys and their practice areas, listed by office location, include:

Bridgeport, W.Va.
Patrick D. Deem – Corporate/Commercial, Natural Resources, Real Estate
Evans L. King Jr. – Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance
Randall C. Light – Real Estate
C. David Morrison – Labor & Employment
Robert M. Steptoe Jr. – Labor & Employment
Walter L. Williams – Corporate/Commercial: Healthcare

Charleston, W.Va.
Bryan R. Cokeley – Labor & Employment
Sharon O. Flanery – Natural Resources
David M. Flannery – Natural Resources: Environment
Robert D. Fluharty – Natural Resources, Real Estate
John C. Stump – Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance
Allyn G. Turner – Natural Resources: Environment
L. Frederick Williams Jr. – Corporate/Commercial, Corporate/Commercial: Tax

Huntington, W.Va.
Christopher L. Slaughter – Labor & Employment
Ancil G. Ramey – Litigation: General Commercial

Lexington, Ky.
Jeffrey K. Phillips – Litigation: Tort & Insurance Defense

Morgantown, W.Va.
Rodney L. Bean – Labor & Employment
Susan S. Brewer – Litigation: Healthcare
William E. Galeota – Litigation: General Commercial

Wheeling, W.Va.
Timothy M. McKeen – Natural Resources

Chambers and Partners, based in London, publishes the annual Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Top firms and top attorneys are ranked and their merits described – usually in the words of clients the publisher has interviewed.

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with more than 325 attorneys and core strengths in energy, business, employment, and litigation. Steptoe & Johnson operates 15 offices in six states including Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia. Visit and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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