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Moore ’12 Named West Virginia Young Lawyer of the Year

WVU Law 2012 Graduate Michael J. Moore of Steptoe & Johnson

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. —  Attorney Michael J. Moore has been named the Young Lawyer of the Year by the Young Lawyer Section of the West Virginia State Bar.  

Moore is 2012 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. He has been practicing labor and employment law at Steptoe & Johnson since 2015. 

Moore advises clients in the courtroom and at the negotiating table in labor and employment disputes. He counsels clients on unionization efforts and defends them before administrative bodies including the National Labor Relations Board. He has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

Moore is an active volunteer in his community, serving in leadership positions with the United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties and with the Salvation Army of Clarksburg. He provides pro bono legal services to the Salvation Army while helping to raise funds for the organization’s most crucial programs. He is also a member of the Harrison County Student Achievement Board, which awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors.

As a member of the Fire Civil Service Commission of the City of Bridgeport, Moore uses his expertise as an employment lawyer to assist with the recruitment of potential firefighters and with employment disputes if they arise.  

The Young Lawyer of the Year Award was presented at the West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting. The award is given annually to an attorney licensed no more than 10 years, or who is 35 years of age or younger, whose professional accomplishments have advanced the administration of justice, and who has exhibited a commitment to serving the community.

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, labor and employment, and litigation. Steptoe & Johnson has over 370 lawyers and other professionals practicing in 15 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.  


News release provided by Andrew Fulton, Marketing Communications Specialist, Steptoe & Johnson. Photo courtesy of Steptoe & Johnson.

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