Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

400 White Oaks Boulevard
Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330, United States
Phone: (304) 933-8000
Fax: (304) 933-8183
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Colorado
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • West Virginia
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Highest Court Affirms Insurance Company’s Interpleader

On March 13, 2018, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals held that an insurance company can pay the proceeds of a life insurance policy into the court when there is a dispute as to who is the rightful beneficiary. At…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

WV Legislative Brief - March 2018

The 2018 teachers’ strike in West Virginia reached an end on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The strike was the longest in state history, lasting a total of 13 days – 2 days longer than the 1990 teachers’ strike. The strike ended when…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Reed College’s Student Workers Will Be Permitted to Hold Union Election

Reed College has been directed to permit a subset of its student workers (known as Housing Advisers or HAs) to hold an election to form a union. Reed College opposed an election arguing that: 1) HAs cannot meet the statutory…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Vacates Hy-Brand Decision

On February 26, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued an Order vacating its decision in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd. and Brandt Construction Co., 365 NLRB No. 156 (2017) (“Hy-Brand”). The decision to…more
 /  Administrative Law, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

West Virginia Legislature Passes Cotenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act

On March 5, 2018, the West Virginia Legislature completed legislative action on and passed House Bill 4268, known as the Cotenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act. The bill will now be delivered to the Governor’s desk…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

West Virginia Legislative Brief: Commentary from Gil White - March 2018

...After the first statewide strike in nearly 30 years, Governor Justice and leaders from the American Federation of Teachers - WV, WV Education Association, and the WV School Service Personnel Association reached an agreement…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Sixth Circuit Vacates Nationwide WOTUS Rule Injunction

As anticipated, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals took the formal action of vacating its temporary injunction which had enjoined the enforcement of the Obama-era rule which redefined Waters of the United States (WOTUS) nationwide…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Silica Limits for Oil and Gas Operations

June 23, 2018 will bring new standards into play for the producers of our nation’s oil and gas resources, particularly the unconventional operations utilizing hydraulic fracturing. The long expected regulations on exposure to…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Labor & Employment Law

#MeToo Legal Impact Remains Unclear

The rise of the #MeToo movement is raising the question of whether sensitivity to sexual harassment of university employees will result in new policies and procedures similar to increased protections students received over the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

West Virginia Legislative Brief: Commentary from Gil White - February 2018

...As predicted, teachers filled the State Capitol Thursday and Friday as the first teachers strike in nearly 30 years began. Legislators planned to go on with normal business. Committee meetings were also going on as usual,…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Labor & Employment Law

West Virginia Legislative Brief 2/16/2018

...Today was yet another day of teachers showing up in large numbers voicing their opposition and concern about the PEIA and teachers pay proposals. Worth noting, last Sunday representatives of the county affiliates of the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Labor & Employment Law

“Avoid Groundhog Day – Get An Emergency Response Plan In Place!”

On Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, signaling six more weeks of winter. Given the likely bad weather, these six weeks of “down time” are the perfect opportunity for construction professionals to develop, review,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

West Virginia Legislative Brief 2/9/2018

We are officially over the hump as yesterday marked the halfway point of the 2018 Legislative Session. With only 29 legislative days remaining, look for the pace to pick up both in committee and in their respective chambers as…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

West Virginia Legislative Brief: 2/2/2018

Legislative Action by the Numbers: 912 bills introduced in the House 463 bills introduced in the Senate 29 bills have passed the House 43 bills have passed the Senate 1 bill has completed legislative action and been signed into…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Commercial

First Look - Winter Issue 2018

This past year, the Insurance Company Team recently welcomed six new team members from The Woodlands, Texas office of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. The combined experience of the new members brings decades of Texas focused…more
 /  Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Insurance, Personal Injury, Transportation
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