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Richie Heath Joins Bowles Rice Government Relations Team

January 15, 2018

Charleston, West Virginia – Bowles Rice is pleased to announce that attorney Richie Heath has joined the regional law firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office. 

Heath brings a wealth of public policy, executive management and legislative experience to the Bowles Rice Government Relations team.  He is the former Chief Legal Counsel and Chief of Staff for West Virginia Senate Presidents Mitch B. Carmichael and William P. Cole.  He also served as a Deputy Attorney General to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, 2013-2014. 

“We are delighted to welcome Richie Heath to Bowles Rice,” said Thomas Heywood, the firm’s Managing Partner. “His understanding of public policy and his relationships with state and local leaders will provide even greater depth to our Government Relations team, and prove extremely beneficial to our clients.”

Heath served as Executive Director of the West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse organization from 2009 to 2013, overseeing and implementing the non-profit’s legal reform agenda in the state.  And, previously, as an independent consultant, he was responsible for several significant statewide civil justice reform research projects that involved numerous legal, judicial and legislative reforms.

A 2002 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law, Heath was selected a National Member of the Order of the Barristers, an honorary organization limited to graduating law students and practicing lawyers who demonstrate exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy and brief writing.  He earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in political science from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.

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Bowles Rice is a full-service law firm with 110 attorneys serving clients from seven offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; and Winchester, Virginia.