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54 Bowles Rice Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® List

August 18, 2014

Bowles Rice is pleased to announce that 54 of the firm's lawyers have been named to the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. 

Underscoring the depth and full-service capabilities of the regional law firm, multiple Bowles Rice lawyers are recognized in more than two dozen areas of the law, including Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Education Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Construction Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates Law and Litigation. In total, the Bowles Rice lawyers are listed in 50 different practice areas.

Best Lawyers recognition is compiled annually by geographic region and practice areas.  Lawyers are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional experience and ability and undergo an authentication process to assure they are in current practice and in good standing.

The 54 Bowles Rice attorneys named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list represent six of the firm's offices in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown and Parkersburg, West Virginia; Lexington, Kentucky; and Winchester, Virginia.  They are:

J. Mark Adkins, Charleston
Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Construction

Carl D. Andrews, Charleston
Real Estate Law

Gregory W. Bailey, Morgantown
Education Law

Robert L. Bays, Parkersburg
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Michael E. Caryl, Martinsburg
Corporate Law; Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Julia A. Chincheck, Charleston
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lynn S. Clarke, Charleston
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Kimberly S. Croyle, Morgantown
Education Law

Mark B. D'Antoni, Charleston
Corporate Law; Real Estate Law

David A. DeJarnett, Martinsburg
Corporate Law; Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Non-Profit / Charities Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Mark H. Dellinger, Charleston
Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Robert W. Dinsmore, Morgantown
Natural Resources Law; Real Estate Law

Richard M. Francis, Charleston
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Government Relations Practice

Andrew G. Fusco, Morgantown
Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

F. Thomas Graff, Jr., Charleston
Administrative / Regulatory Law; Corporate Law; Energy Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law

Kelly Little Guice, Parkersburg
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Jill E. Hall, Charleston
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Steven R. Hardman, Parkersburg
Real Estate Law

Ronda L. Harvey, Charleston
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Thomas A. Heywood, Charleston
Corporate Law; Health Care Law

Paul L. Hicks, Parkersburg
Elder Law; Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Robert L. Hogan, Charleston
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Richard A. Hudson, Parkersburg
Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Diana Leigh Johnson, Charleston
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Michael B. Keller, Martinsburg
Corporate Law

Leonard B. Knee, Charleston
Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental

J. Thomas Lane, Charleston
Energy Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law; Real Estate Law

Charles M. Love III, Charleston
Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Stephen M. Mathias, Martinsburg
Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law

Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman, Charleston
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Stuart A. McMillan, Charleston
Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation - First Amendment; Media Law

David A. Mohler, Charleston
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Marc A. Monteleone, Charleston
Construction Law; Corporate Law; Oil and Gas Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

John S. Moore, Charleston
Health Care Law

Sandra M. Murphy, Charleston
Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Financial Services Regulation Law

George A. Patterson III, Charleston
Oil and Gas Law

Phyllis M. Potterfield, Charleston
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Curtis G. Power III, Winchester
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Charles F. Printz, Jr., Martinsburg
Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Construction; Labor and Employment

J. Thomas Rawlings, Lexington
Commercial Litigation

Marion E. Ray, Charleston
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Tracey A. Rohrbaugh, Martinsburg
Litigation - Construction

Floyd McKinley Sayre, Martinsburg
Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Michael J. Schessler, Charleston
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Howard E. Seufer, Jr., Charleston
Education Law

Camden P. Siegrist, Charleston
Corporate Law; Public Finance Law

Melody A. Simpson, Charleston
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law

Sarah E. Smith, Charleston
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Gerard R. Stowers, Charleston
Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Real Estate; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Amy J. Tawney, Charleston
Corporate Law

Rebecca M. Tinder, Charleston
Education Law

Kenneth E. Webb, Jr., Charleston
Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction

Timothy C. Wills, Lexington
Construction Law; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

C. Seth Wilson, Morgantown
Energy Law