Danielle I. Empson
(304) 353-8137
Office: Charleston
J.D. University of California, Davis
M.S. University of Kentucky
B.S. West Virginia University
Licensure: DC
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Danielle Empson’s natural curiosity led her to pursue a career as a lawyer.  As a litigator, Danielle uses her inquisitiveness to research and uncover the facts, which are used to develop a defense strategy for firm clients.  Danielle’s clients range from small businesses to large, publicly traded oil and gas companies. 

Work Experience

2019 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2019 Law Clerk, Hirst Law Group, PC
2018 Law Clerk, Taylor & Wiley APC
2018 Environmental Protection Legal Extern, Yolo County District Attorney's Consumer Fraud & Environmental Protection Division
2018 Summer Legal Intern, Denova Homes
2017 Summer Research Assistant, University of California, Davis - School of Law
2017 Judicial Extern, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Memberships & Awards

Senior Articles Editor, University of California, Davis Law Review, Vol. 53
Environmental Law Certificate, University of California, Davis, School of Law
Public Service Certificate, University of California, Davis, School of Law