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Bowles Rice Ranked Among 2016 “Best Law Firms”

November 3, 2015

Best Law Firms US News & World Report

Bowles Rice received a national ranking in Mining Law as well as 41 metropolitan area First Tier rankings in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firms, to be published this month. A full list of the firm's recognized practice areas is included below.

According to U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America, firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence and consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

The magazine's publishers divide West Virginia into two geographic or "metropolitan" areas. The Charleston Metropolitan Area encompasses the southern part of the state and includes Parkersburg, West Virginia. The Morgantown Metropolitan Area includes Martinsburg, West Virginia, and the northern part of the state.

Bowles Rice received regional recognition at the highest level, Tier 1, in the following areas of law:

Charleston Metropolitan Area

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

Lexington Area

  • Employment Law – Management

Morgantown Metropolitan Area

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

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Bowles Rice is a full-service law firm with 140 attorneys serving clients from eight offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia;  Southpointe, Pennsylvania;  Lexington, Kentucky;  and Winchester, Virginia.