Lauren Turner

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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White Oaks Boulevard 400
Bridgeport 26330 WV US

Lauren K. Turner focuses her practice in the area of energy litigation and represents the interests of energy companies, particularly from the oil and natural gas industry, in state and federal court. In addition to trial experience in energy-related litigation and condemnation, she assists oil and natural gas producers with legal issues that arise in all phases of exploration and production.


  • Trial experience in energy-related litigation and condemnation
  • Defended oil and gas exploration and production company before the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel in claims involving private nuisance and negligence relating to natural gas activities
  • Represented several of the nation’s largest interstate natural gas pipelines in the exercise of eminent domain in federal court
  • Responded to emergency incidents and fatalities for oil and gas operators and clients in the chemical industry, conducted on-site investigations, and coordinated responses to regulatory agencies (OSHA; WVDEP; MSHA)
  • Represented drilling and production companies working to develop the Marcellus shale in surface-use and surface damage disputes
  • Trial counsel in condemnation proceeding for national outdoor advertising company, resulting in a favorable judgment as a matter of law


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


  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Harrison County 2013
  • Successful completion of Pipeline Emergency Response Course focusing on incident planning and communication (2018)


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White Oaks Boulevard 400
Bridgeport 26330 WV US
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