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Bowles Rice Ranked Among 2017 “Best Law Firms"

November 1, 2016

CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Bowles Rice LLP has earned national and regional recognition among the 2017 “Best Law Firms,” named by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

The firm was recognized nationally in the area of Mining Law and regionally, in 44 different areas of law across West Virginia. A full list of the firm’s recognized practice areas is included below.

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 fields and review of additional information. Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive evaluations from clients and peers.

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 the Bowles Rice offices in Charleston and Parkersburg, West Virginia. The Morgantown Metropolitan Area includes the norther part of the state, including the firm’s offices in Morgantown, Martinsburg and Wheeling, West Virginia.

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

Charleston Metropolitan Area (southern West Virginia region, including Parkersburg):

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

 Morgantown Metropolitan Area (northern West Virginia region, including Martinsburg and Wheeling)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

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Bowles Rice is a full-service law firm with 120 attorneys serving clients from seven offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia;  Southpointe, Pennsylvania; and Winchester, Virginia.