If You're Both Going in the Same Direction, It Doesn't Matter Who's Driving.

    To us, the business of law is really the relationship business. We aim to take care of you like you are one of our own. This spirit of collaboration starts with a close-knit, family-like atmosphere among Steptoe & Johnson people who actually get along (imagine that). It's the old world notion of partnership defined by being in things together. Some firms share office space and overhead – we share values, like putting your interests first.

    Every Client Has Its Own Unique Challenges. We're Listening.

    Efficient communication requires more than real-time smartphone responsiveness (not that we don't love our electronics). It's deeper than that. It's about knowing your business, grasping your goals and confirming what's most important to you, which takes time. Time spent with you, often on your site and on our nickel. Our goal is to foster the type of like-minded relationships that deliver the business efficiencies you value most. So expect to hear from us and see us early and often. And expect us to listen up.

    Nothing Says "I Love You" More Than Coming in Under Budget. Nothing.

    Accountability is not a goal at Steptoe & Johnson, it's a managing principle. From the moment you first call about a matter, we identify your business goals and clarify your desired outcome. Then we work with you to choose the best legal approach, assign the right person or team and carefully monitor the time and resources it takes to deliver results at a cost that makes business sense. The idea is to keep you informed about how we are spending your money.

    Hungry for Knowledge? We're Well-Stocked.

    Clients are always open to insights and ideas. And Steptoe delivers in many ways. We inform with timely seminars, e-briefs and client-specific training programs. We get involved and lead industry trade groups and organizations, and we have deep experience and connections with government organizations.

    The Best Results Don't Come Off The Rack.

    A win can come in many different forms. You may need a creative way to get a deal done. A settlement instead of a trial. Or maybe you're looking for an opinion delivered in a 10-minute phone call instead of a heavily researched analysis of your options. At Steptoe & Johnson, solutions are not "one-size-fits-all." Our approach is tailored to your situation and begins with the best definition of a win: yours.


Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with core strengths in energy, labor & employment, litigation and transactional law.

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Over 50 areas of practice


Top Listed in the U.S. in ENERGY LAW by The Best Lawyers in America®

14 ATTORNEYS recognized by Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business

88 LAWYERS recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®


Top Listed firm in West Virginia in a combination of areas by The Best Lawyers in America®

Three Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Six Fellows of the American College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

14 OFFICES IN: CO | KY | OH | PA | TX | WV

NLJ Top 250 Law Firm

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