December 11, 2019

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with core strengths in business, energy, labor and employment, litigation and transactional law.  We have more than 300 attorneys serving clients in 13 office locations in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.  Steptoe & Johnson’s Pennsylvania locations include the Meadville office and the Southpointe office located in Canonsburg.

Steptoe & Johnson was founded in 1913.  Since then, we’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to meet your goals.  No matter how much we grow, our first priority is building relationships. 

 Our attorneys practice in more than 40 different areas of law and have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® and Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  They work closely with clients in industries including health care, engineering, manufacturing, technology, real estate, and finance.  They provide guidance on everything from the selection of the most advantageous structure for a business to complex corporate issues and proactive advice on day to day operation.        

Accountability is not a goal at Steptoe & Johnson, it's a managing principle. From the moment you first call about a matter, we identify your business goals and clarify your desired outcome. Then we work with you to choose the best legal approach, assign the right person or team and carefully monitor the time and resources it takes to deliver results at a cost that makes business sense. The idea is to keep you informed about how we are spending your money.

Contributing authors from Steptoe & Johnson PLLC:

Melissa S. Grimes, Steptoe Johnson, mineral title lawyer, oil gas complex attorney
Melissa S. Grimes focuses her practice in the area of mineral title law and has drafted title opinions on oil, gas, leasehold, and complex mineral ownership.
Jana P. Grimm, Steptoe Johnson, Labor Relations, Civil Litigation
Jana Grimm works closely with clients to counsel them regarding various employment issues that may arise during the course of business.  Ms. Grimm has developed a regional reputation  for...


James Conlan Lynch, Steptoe Johnson Law Firm, Charleston, Corporate and Tax Law Attorney
Conlan Lynch focuses his practice in the areas of federal taxation including property transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law. Key Experience Represented clients in...
Melissa J. Lyon litigation attorney Steptoe-Johnson
Of Counsel
Melissa Lyon is a skilled litigator and transactional attorney with a particular focus on the needs of clients in the energy and natural resources sector. Staying true to her country-law...


Shawn Morgan, Trial Attorney, Federal Court Litigator, Grand Jury Witness Appearances, Steptoe Johnson Law Firm
Shawn Morgan’s has extensive trial experience in the area of federal court litigation and is skilled in handling government investigations and grand jury witness appearances.  She is a 13-...
C. David Morrison, Steptoe Johnson Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
David Morrison focuses his practice in the area of labor and employment and has over 35 years of experience in employment counseling, including supervisory training. He has tried over 80...
Jim Mulhall, Litigation Attorney, Steptoe Johnson Law FIrm
Jim Mulhall is the leader of the firm's Products Liability Practice Group and Toxic Torts Team.  Mr. Mulhall concentrates his practice in the areas of asbestos, product liability, toxic...
Melissa A. Munson, Energy Law Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Law Firm
Of Counsel
Melissa Munson practices in the areas of real estate, business, and energy and natural resources law. She assists oil and gas developers with original and division order title opinions and...


Deva A. Solomon, Steptoe Johnson, catastrophic injury attorney, civil rights lawyer
Deva is a Member in the Denver office where he maintains a diverse litigation practice, focusing on the defense of claims involving health care professionals, catastrophic injury and death...
Frank J. Stanek, Steptoe Johnson, Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Frank Stanek has a broad range of experience in civil litigation, covering such matters as medical malpractice, hospital liability, products liability, construction litigation, trucking...
(724) 749-3178
Joshua L. Stearns ASSOCIATE Louisville Health Law Construction
As a student-athlete on the University of Louisville football team, Josh learned how to work as part of a team, think analytically in stressful situations, and respect the importance of...
Robert M. Steptoe Jr., Steptoe johnson, Civil Litigation, Employment Lawyer
For over 45 years, Bob Steptoe has focused his practice in the areas of civil litigation and labor and employment law.  In addition to counseling clients, Mr. Steptoe has tried over 100...
(304) 933-8142
Of Counsel
Devon Stewart focuses his practice in the area of litigation.
(304) 353-8188
Elizabeth Stryker, Steptoe Johnson Law Firm, Morgantown, Litigation Attorney
Elizabeth "Liz" Stryker focuses her practice in the areas of insurance and professional liability litigation. She has experience researching legal issues and drafting memoranda and motions.
Todd Swanson, Steptoe Johnson Law Firm, Private and Public Utility Attorney
Todd Swanson focuses primarily on public and private utility law.  Mr. Swanson represents privately-owned utilities, both publicly traded and closely held, as well as publicly-owned...


Kristen Wilson, Steptoe Johnson Law Firm, Professional Liability Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Kristen Andrews Wilson practices in the firm’s litigation department, focusing on medical professional liability and long term care defense, as well as general and complex civil litigation...


Steptoe & Johnson PLLC has been selected for a 2018 NLR Go-To Thought Leadership Award for coverage of State Employment issues. The attorneys who author Steptoe & Johnson's thought leadership illuminate state employment law questions providing targeted information to employers in different states on issues specific to their states.