Lyle Brown

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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South High Street 41
Columbus 43215 OH US

Lyle B. Brown is a Member in Steptoe & Johnson’s office in Columbus, Ohio. He focuses his energy and business litigation practice on protecting his clients’ interests. He works with large oil and gas producers to protect their assets located throughout eastern Ohio, in a variety of litigation matters such as: mineral title and landowner lease disputes in Ohio state and federal courts; proceedings before state appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio; foreclosure litigation involving lessors’ residential and commercial mortgages and delinquent property taxes; and bankruptcies filed by lessors.

In addition to his work for the firm’s energy clients, Lyle represents business entities in litigation matters. He also has experience in administrative agency litigation and appeals, long-term care litigation, and probate litigation.


  • Defended oil and gas companies in mineral title and landowner lease dispute litigation in Ohio state and federal courts, including lease termination and Dormant Mineral Act litigation
  • Represented oil and gas companies in mortgage and delinquent tax foreclosure litigation in Ohio state courts to protect clients’ oil and gas lease interests throughout the foreclosure process
  • Obtained injunctive relief to restrain corporate officers from exercising unlawful control over a not-for-profit corporation, and a court order allowing members to vote for new officers
  • Represented a nursing home facility in litigation to prevent re-zoning of nearby agricultural land for industrial use
  • Represented not-for-profit clients in real property tax exemption appeals before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals
  • Represented nursing home facilities in litigation to prevent the construction of a competing facility in violation of state competitive bidding law
  • Defended a nursing home facility in litigation regarding the scope of state agency authority to interview residents without prior notice


  • J.D. Ohio State University
  • B.A. Haverford College


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Coach of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law team, National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition, 2018
  • Past President (2015-2016) and Director (2011-2017), Rotary Club of Upper Arlington/Grandview (Tri-Village)
  • Past President, The Wellington School Alumni Association, 2011-2013
  • Past District Chairman, Buckeye District, Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2011-2012
  • Capital Club Ladder Society Business Leadership Program, 2010-2011
  • Past Law Officer, Columbus Sail and Power Squadron, 2001-2007


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