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57 Bowles Rice Lawyers Recognized in 2013 Best Lawyers in America

By: Charleston, WV
August 28, 2012

A total of 57 Bowles Rice lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the recently released 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  Lawyers from the firm's offices throughout the region are among those recognized.

Underscoring the depth and full service capabilities of the firm, at least four different Bowles Rice lawyers are recognized in more than a dozen areas of the law, including Corporate Law, Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Law, Mass Tort Litigation, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates Law and Litigation.  In total, the Bowles Rice lawyers chosen for recognition are listed in more than 50 different practice areas.

Six Bowles Rice lawyers are recognized for the first time in the 2013 edition:  Kimberly S. Croyle, a partner in the firm's Morgantown, West Virginia office, for Education Law;  Carl L. Fletcher, Jr., Special Counsel in the firm's Charleston, West Virginia office, for Litigation – Construction; Jill E. Hall, Special Counsel in the firm's Charleston, West Virginia office for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Ronda L. Harvey, a partner in the firm's Charleston, West Virginia office, for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Curtis G. Power, III, a partner in the firm's Winchester, Virginia office, for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; and  J. Thomas Rawlings, a partner in the Lexington, Kentucky office, for Commercial Litigation.

The 57 Bowles Rice lawyers recognized in 2013 Best Lawyers, and the practice areas for which they were recognized by their peers, are: 

J. Mark Adkins - Charleston, WV
Commercial Litigation Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Construction

Carl D. Andrews - Charleston, WV
Real Estate Law

Gregory W. Bailey - Morgantown, WV
Education Law

Robert L. Bays - Parkersburg, WV
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

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

Julia A. Chincheck - Charleston, WV
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy

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

Kimberly S. Croyle –Morgantown, WV
Education Law

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

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

Mark H. Dellinger - Charleston, WV
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor & Employment

Robert W. Dinsmore - Morgantown, WV
Natural Resources Law
Real Estate Law  

Carl L. Fletcher, Jr. – Charleston, WV
Litigation - Construction

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

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

F. Thomas Graff, Jr. - Charleston, WV
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Corporate Law
Energy Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law  

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

Steven R. Hardman - Parkersburg, WV
Real Estate Law  

Ronda L. Harvey - Charleston, WV
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Thomas A. Heywood - Charleston, WV
Corporate Law
Health Care Law 

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

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

Richard A. Hudson - Parkersburg, WV
Health Care Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates  

Diana L. Johnson - Charleston, WV
Mass Torts Litigation

Michael B. Keller - Martinsburg, WV
Corporate Law  

Robert S. Kiss - Charleston, WV
Litigation & Controversy - Tax
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

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

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

Michael D. Lorensen - Martinsburg, WV
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Litigation - First Amendment
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning

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

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

Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman - Charleston, WV
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Edward D. McDevitt - Charleston, WV
International Arbitration - Commercial
Public Finance Law

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

David Mohler - Charleston, WV
Personal Injury Litigation  

Marc A. Monteleone - Charleston, WV
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Oil & Gas Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates Law  

John S. Moore - Charleston, WV
Health Care Law  

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

George A. Patterson III - Charleston, WV
Oil & Gas Law

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

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

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

J. Thomas Rawlings – Lexington, KY
Commercial Litigation

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

Lesley A. Russo - Charleston, WV
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Tax Law  

Floyd McKinley "Kin" Sayre - Martinsburg, WV
Litigation & Controversy - Tax

Howard E. Seufer, Jr. - Charleston, WV
Education Law  

Camden P. Siegrist - Charleston, WV
Corporate Law
Public Finance Law  

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

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

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

Amy J. Tawney - Charleston, WV
Corporate Law  

Rebecca M. Tinder - Charleston, WV
Education Law  

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

Richard Wehrle - Lexington, KY
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates Law  

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

C. Seth Wilson - Morgantown, WV
Energy Law

Best Lawyers has been published by Woodward/White of Aiken, South Carolina since 1983.  During an extensive peer-review survey, more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Bowles Rice is a regional law firm with 130 attorneys and eight regional offices in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Moundsville and Parkersburg, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; Lexington, Kentucky; and Winchester, Virginia.