Craig Griffith

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Virginia Street East 707
Charleston 25301 WV US

Craig A. Griffith focuses his practice in the areas of taxation, corporate and transactional law and government relations. Mr. Griffith’s experience includes involvement in federal, state, and local tax planning and controversy with a concentration on state and local tax issues, and economic development projects.


  • Represented taxpayers in federal and state tax controversies, including before the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals and the Internal Revenue Service, and in complex appeals of property tax valuations
  • Represented county commission in negotiation of payment in lieu of taxes agreement and lease for county-owned power plant
  • Represented clients in complex appeals of property tax valuations of industrial, commercial, and natural resource properties
  • Represented county commissions and developers in conjunction with tax increment financing projects
  • Represented major online retailer in securing a favorable interpretation of West Virginia’s nexus laws for sales tax purposes
  • Served as bond counsel on the issuance of approximately $230 million of bonds for a major hospital expansion


  • J.D. West Virginia University
  • B.S. West Virginia University


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Former Secretary & Board Member, WV Economic Development Authority
  • West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Independent State and Local Tax Alliance, 2018 National Meeting Committee Chairperson
  • Charleston Area Alliance Economic Development Committee
  • Charleston Area Tax Group, Program Chairperson, 2016-18
  • Former Second Vice President, Federation of Tax Administrators
  • Former President, Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators
  • Former Member, Governing Board, Streamlined Sales Tax Project


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Virginia Street East 707
Charleston 25301 WV US
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