Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Adds Six Associate Attorneys

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Ryan R. Daniels

Chief Marketing Officer
November 30, 2020

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to announce that six attorneys have joined the firm as associates.  Three practice in the firm’s Labor Department and the others practice in the Litigation Department.  The new attorneys include, Marcus D. Black, Lindsay M. Burley, Quentin T. Collie, Christopher S. Etheredge, Dylan T. Hughes, and Joshua B. Winters. 

Black is a past summer associate for Steptoe & Johnson, and he practices labor and employment law in the Charleston, W. Va. office.  Black completed internships in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for Putnam County, W.Va. and in the office of the Mayor of Buckhannon, W.Va.  He earned his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law where he was a W.E.B. DuBois Fellow.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College.    

Burley practices labor and employment law from the firm’s Huntington, W.Va. office.  Her experience with Steptoe & Johnson began as a summer associate in 2018 and 2019.  She earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati where she served on the fundraiser committee for the University of Cincinnati College of Law Women’s Club and was a participant in its Domestic Violence and Temporary Protection Order Clinic.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Marshall University. 

Collie, a litigator in the Bridgeport office, graduated in the top five of his law school class at West Virginia University.  He previously worked as a summer associate for Steptoe & Johnson and served as a legal graduate assistant for WVU Student Legal Services.  Collie is a former educator who taught English language arts at middle schools in Ohio and West Virginia.  He earned his master’s degree from Wake Forest University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.               

Etheredge practices energy litigation from the firm’s Charleston, W.Va. office.  Prior to the start of his legal career, Etheredge was a U.S. Army combat medic.  He performed life saving measures on wounded soldiers, civilians, and enemy combatants during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He also completed internships for law firms in Virginia and Alabama as well as with United Services Automobile Association.  Etheredge earned his law degree from Washington and Lee University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of the Incarnate Word.

Hughes practices labor and employment law at the firm’s Bridgeport office.  He earned his law degree and bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University where he was also a teaching assistant for the College of Law.  Hughes is a past intern for BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company and the Kanawha County Commission.

Winters practices in the litigation department from the Morgantown, W.Va. office.  He earned his law degree from Duquesne University and his bachelor’s degree from Washington & Jefferson College.  He is a past summer associate for Steptoe & Johnson and was also an underwriter for Liberty Mutual Insurance.  

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a law firm nationally recognized for its strengths in energy law with more than a century of know-how in the areas of business, employment, and litigation.  Steptoe & Johnson has 275 attorneys practicing in 15 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.  Visit  http://www.steptoe-johnson.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information, contact Dan Swiger, Marketing Director, at (304) 933-8860 or by email: press@steptoe-johnson.com.