Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Promotes Eleven Attorneys to Member

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The attorneys represent eight Steptoe & Johnson offices in four states.

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to announce that 11 of its attorneys have been promoted to Member of the firm.  The attorneys represent eight Steptoe & Johnson offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. 

“Our Members are chosen carefully and reflect an attorney’s commitment to clients and their goals,” said Steptoe & Johnson CEO Susan S. Brewer.  “We look forward to what they will accomplish for our clients in 2020 and beyond.” 

Derrick W. Bachman focuses his practice in energy and natural resources law from the firm’s Southpointe office located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Jon C. Beckman practices in the firm’s Meadville, Pennsylvania office.  His practice focuses on energy law as well as energy and environmental litigation. 

Roger S. Christenson II practices energy and natural resources law in the Bridgeport office, working closely with clients on mineral transactions and acquisitions, title and lease litigation, and other title and lease needs.

Crystal I. Bombard-Cutright practices in the Morgantown, W.Va. office.  She represents health care providers, long-term care facilities, trucking companies, and others involved in litigation.

Sandra K. Fraley practices energy and natural resources law and assists clients with oil and gas agreements, transactional matters and operational issues as well as risk assessments.  She is located in Edmond, Oklahoma and is associated with the firm’s Charleston, W.Va. office. 

Laura L. Mays focuses defends clients against claims involving personal injury, premises liability, and products liability, as well as defending against construction/contract claims and employment claims.  She practices in the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office.

Michael J. Moore practices from the firm’s Bridgeport office. His practice is evenly divided between counseling employers in traditional labor disputes and employment litigation.

H. Hampton Rose IV focuses his legal practice on commercial transactions and related financing, often involving energy-related assets and real estate, and government relations in the firm’s Charleston, W.Va. office.

Andrew P. Smith practices in the Huntington, W.Va. office. Smith assists clients involved in medical malpractice, labor and employment, premises liability, and personal injury litigation. 

Candace B. Smith represents clients in the areas of general and energy litigation in both state and federal courts.  She practices in the Lexington, Kentucky office.

James M. Tartaglia practices energy and natural resources law from the firm’s office in Denver, Colorado.

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About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a law firm nationally recognized for its strengths in energy law with more than a century of know-how in the areas of business, employment, and litigation.  Steptoe & Johnson has 300 attorneys practicing in 14 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.  Visit and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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