Elizabeth A. Lake
(304) 933-8156
Office: Bridgeport
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. University of Denver, cum laude
Licensure: WV
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Liz Lake’s litigation practice is focused on helping her clients continue to achieve their business goals. Her experience spans every aspect of litigation and she has experience taking depositions, drafting discovery and motions, and facilitating hearings.  Her clients include companies from multiple industries, including the extraction industry, having defended both oil and gas and coal companies. In the energy industry, Liz helps her clients obtain mineral leasing rights, drill wells, obtain access to leased sites, and construct transmission pipelines.

Work Experience

2017 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2016 Legal Extern, Office of General Counsel, West Virginia University
2015-2016 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Key Experience

Defended oil and gas producers in fatalities occurring on the worksite
Obtained access injunctions for drilling and maintaining oil and gas wells and pipeline infrastructure
Defended retail entity in trademark infringement suit

Memberships & Awards

Executive Research Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Volume 119
Associate Editor, West Virginia Law Review, Volume 118
CALI Awards: Legal Research and Writing, Federal Income Tax, Privacy and Social Media
Harrison County Bar Association