Henry Lawrence

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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White Oaks Boulevard 400
Bridgeport 26330 WV US

W. Hank Lawrence focuses his practice on energy and environmental litigation. He represents clients before federal, state, and appellate courts and administrative agencies in civil, criminal, and penalty proceedings. In addition, he provides client counseling and advice in permitting, compliance, and transactional matters involving energy and environmental statutes and regulations. Mr. Lawrence is Head of the firm’s Litigation Department.


  • Litigated Marcellus shale well claims on surface use, ownership, drilling rights, pooling and lease interpretation
  • Defended multiple gas well hydraulic fracturing damage claims
  • Defended major energy producers against claims that leasehold rights were limited to sands and drilling methods known in 1900
  • Class action cases on royalty payments
  • Supreme Court decisions on duty to develop/protect from drainage and scope of mineral leasehold rights
  • Mass tort claims relating to fluid disposal wells and permit discharges
  • Jury trials and defense of corporations and management officials prosecuted for criminal violations of federal environmental laws
  • Prosecuted dozens of preliminary and permanent injunctions to halt interference with gas transmission pipelines and well access disputes
  • Defended multi-million dollar arbitration claims in coal dispute for contract breach and tortious interference
  • Prosecuted drilling, mining, quarry, and water permit appeals, and defended subsidence and blasting claims, NOVs and cessation orders
  • Defended mass tort claims for mining and drilling related water and property damages, including medical monitoring


  • J.D. William & Mary
  • B.S. Duke University


  • Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation
  • Trustee, Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors – United Hospital Center
  • Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
  • United Health Foundation’s Camp Catch-Your-Breath (Youth Asthma Camp)
  • Board of Directors – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Morgantown Canady Series)


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White Oaks Boulevard 400
Bridgeport 26330 WV US
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