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    Charles Johns concentrates his practice in trial work with a focus on professional liability and energy litigation. He has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts. He has tried cases throughout the state of West Virginia and also Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He also argues cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. He regularly defends doctors, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, and long term care facilities.  

    Memberships & Awards

    Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Best Lawyers® 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Best Lawyers® 2018 Lawyer of the Year, Professional Malpractice Law
    Super Lawyers® 2012-2014, 2017-2020
    West Virginia Hospital Association

    Key Experience

    Obtained a denial of class certification, in favor of gas company, over Plaintiff’s attempt to certify a class for purposes of obtaining a bright-line ruling from a West Virginia court regarding coalbed methane ownership and entitlement to escrowed royalties
    Tried multiple cases to verdict for doctors, hospitals, dentists, and chiropractors
    Coordinated and directed internal investigation of slurry impoundment failure with fatality and defending resulting death claim

    Work Experience

    1990 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC