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Bowles Rice Announces New Wheeling Office

June 15, 2015

Bowles Rice LLP has opened a new office in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.  In making the announcement, the law firm’s Managing Partner, Tom Heywood, said, “Bowles Rice sees great opportunities ahead for the Northern Panhandle and the Ohio Valley.  We are excited about our new office in Wheeling, and confident that this location, as well as the experience of the attorneys working there, will be of immense benefit to our clients throughout the region.”

Earlier this month, Bowles Rice announced that attorney Christopher P. Riley, who has practiced law in Wheeling for nearly 30 years, had joined the firm.  Riley has considerable experience in oil and natural gas matters, employment law and real estate law.  He also counsels educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and public agencies on a variety of issues, with a focus on employment matters.

Joining Chris Riley in the Wheeling office, according to Heywood, are attorneys Donald A. Nickerson, Elisabeth A. Slater and Julie Shank, all residents of Wheeling. 

Don Nickerson has significant experience in business transactions and formation, residential and commercial real estate transactions, trust and estate administration, as well as oil and gas law and real estate development.

Elisabeth Slater is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and focuses her practice in labor and employment law and health care law matters.  She is admitted to practice in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania and is a former assistant prosecutor of Ohio County, West Virginia.

Julie Shank, who became a Bowles Rice partner earlier this year, represents and counsels clients in both routine and complex matters.  She focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, construction law, employment law and land use law.

The new Bowles Rice office is located at 1217 Chapline Street in Wheeling.  According to Heywood, the office has plenty of room for anticipated growth.  He also expects several other Bowles Rice lawyers and staff, who are assisting clients in the Ohio Valley, to use the Wheeling office on a regular basis.

Bowles Rice is a regional law firm with more than 140 attorneys assisting local, multi-state and national businesses, as well as individuals.  In addition to Wheeling,  Bowles Rice offices are located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown and Parkersburg, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; Lexington, Kentucky and Winchester, Virginia.