Chief Executive Officer, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 

Chris Slaughter became CEO of Steptoe & Johnson in 2020, after serving as Managing Partner of the firm's Huntington, West Virginia office, serving multiple terms on the firm’s executive committee, and maintaining a practice focused on counseling and litigation. Chris is also a fellow of both the West Virginia Bar Foundation and the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and serves on the Advisory Council of the American Foundation for the Blind. 

Steptoe & Johnson's diversity initiatives include partnership with diverse bar associations, outreach to minority law students, and flex-time work arrangements.

Joined LCLD 2016 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Brooke Kamicker; 2021: Joseph Leonoro; 2018: Dawn S. Holiday; 2017: Monté Lee Williams

Pathfinders Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Li GuoChristopher Suarez

1L Scholars Program

2021: Madison Pemberton

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2017, 2016 

Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016)

Member: Chris Slaughter

Diversity Professional: Heather Cavanagh, Michael Flowers

Communications: Betsy Spellman, Ryan Daniels, Serena Tucker