Morgantown, WV
7000 Hampton Center
Morgantown, WV 26505
T: (304) 285-2516
F: (304) 285-2575

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2011)

  • President, Student Bar Association (2010-2011)
  • Treasurer, Student Bar Association (2009-2010)
  • Lugar Trial Court Association

B.A., Political Science, cum laude, West Virginia University (2008)

  • Frasure-Singleton Legislative Intern
  • Attorney General, WVU Student Government Association
  • Mortar Board Senior Honorary
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
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Robert J. Zak, Jr.


Robert Zak is an associate in the Morgantown office of Bowles Rice and concentrates his practice in defense litigation matters including product liability, premises liability and deliberate intent.  He has assisted with structured settlement transfers and represented banks in defense of consumer protection and other claims.  Additionally, he practices family law including, complex divorces, asset and property division, pre and postnuptial agreements, spousal support and custody.

He received his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2011, where he served as president of the Student Bar Association and a member of Mountain honorary. He earned his bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, in political science from West Virginia University in 2008. He served as both Governor and Attorney General on the WVU Student Board of Governors. In 2016, he graduated from Leadership Monongalia and is serving as secretary of the Monongalia County Bar Association.

Professional Highlights

  • ¬ĖLeadership Monongalia, Class of 2016
  • Summer Clerk, Kanawha County Public Defender’s Office (2010)
  • Summer Clerk, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, The Honorable Thomas E. McHugh (2009)
  • West Virginia University College of Law Mountain Honorary
  • Monongalia County Bar Association (President, 2018;  Past Vice President and Secretary)
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Generation Morgantown