Firm Ranked Top in Nation in Energy Law and in Mining Law by Two Industry Ranking Organizations



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Bridgeport, W.Va. – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is ranked first nationally in mining law in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms,” for the second consecutive year. In addition to the national ranking in “Best Law Firms,” Steptoe & Johnson was ranked top in the nation in Energy Law by the authors of The Best Lawyers in America®, solidifying the firm’s standing as a national energy powerhouse.

Firms included in “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence by leading lawyers and clients.  A first tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among its clients and peers.  Steptoe & Johnson received first tier rankings in practice areas including energy law, appellate, labor law, insurance law, education law, professional malpractice law, and others.   

In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranked more than 30 of the firm’s practice areas top tier in specific metropolitan areas. 

U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” is a companion publication of The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers listed 95 Steptoe & Johnson attorneys for 2019.    

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with more than 300 attorneys and core strengths in energy, business, employment, and litigation.  Steptoe & Johnson operates 13 offices in six states including Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.  Visit and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information, contact Betsy Spellman, Chief Marketing Officer, at (304) 933-8000 or by email:

About “Best Law Firms”
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® list for that particular location and specialty.


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