William O’Brien

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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White Oaks Boulevard 400
Bridgeport 26330 WV US

William J. O’Brien focuses his practice in the areas of energy law and business litigation. His energy practice is comprised of cases involving condemnation, surface damage complaints, and right of way issues. His business litigation practice consists of defending companies in the pharmaceutical industry.


  • Obtained access and prosecuted condemnation actions for construction of natural gas pipelines
  • Sought summary judgment for oil and gas service provider on claims of negligent operations
  • Assisted in defense of patent infringement actions against pharmaceutical and industrial companies
  • Defended criminal charges for white collar defendants and court-appointed representation
  • Defended at jury trial against federal mine safety criminal charges related to coal mine investigation


  • J.D. Washington & Lee University
  • M.Div. Yale University
  • B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University


  • American Bar Association
  • Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair, Board of Pension, West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Finance Committee, First United Methodist Church, Buckhannon, WV
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association
  • Treasurer, Buckhannon Choral Society


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White Oaks Boulevard 400
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