Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Sharon O Flanery

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Sharon Flanery is nationally recognized as a leader in energy and natural resources law. As a petroleum engineer, she brings industry experience to her practice, including acquisitions and divestitures, mineral leases, joint ventures, contract mining agreements, joint operating agreements, sales and marketing agreements, as well as gathering, transportation and processing agreements. She has substantial experience in land and legal due diligence associated with mineral transactions, as well as in legislative and regulatory arenas. Sharon Chairs the firm's Energy and Natural Resources Department.

Professional Memberships

•Honorary Doctorate, West Virginia University, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources, 2019

•John L. McClaugherty Award for Dedication and Service, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 2017

•Law 360 Powerbroker

•The Best Lawyers in America®

•Energy & Mineral Law Foundation

•Women's Energy Network

•Independent Petroleum Association of America

•Chair, Oil and Gas Practice Committee and Executive Committee, Institute for Energy Law

•Outstanding Alumni of the Year, WVU Minerals Energy Resources Department

•WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Visiting Committee


J.D. Duquesne University

B.S. West Virginia University (cum laude)