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Bowles Rice Welcomes Three New Attorneys

September 7, 2018

Charleston, West Virginia – Bowles Rice is pleased to welcome three new attorneys to the firm: William T. Fahey III, William L. Burner and William M. Lorensen.

William T. Fahey III is an experienced energy and commercial real estate attorney who is admitted in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He works from the firm’s Southpointe, Pennsylvania office. For over a decade, Fahey has represented regional mineral companies in the acquisition and development of oil and gas interests in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He's also managed due diligence projects for national exploration and production companies in the acquisition and disposition of oil and gas assets. His commercial real estate experience includes the acquisition of residential properties and manufacturing facilities, divestitures and dispositions, large-scale refinancing and commercial and retail leases.

Fahey is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the West Virginia Bar Association, as well as the Energy and Environmental Law Committee of the West Virginia State Bar. He earned his law degree in 2003 from the Duquesne University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in business administration/finance from Carnegie Mellon University in 1998.

William L. Burner is a member of the Bowles Rice Litigation Team. He practices from the firm’s Martinsburg, West Virginia office. Prior to joining the firm, Burner served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gina M. Groh, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia from 2016-2018 and the Honorable James E. Seibert, Magistrate Judge of the same district from 2015-2016.

He earned his law degree in 2015 from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was a Senior Research Editor for the West Virginia Law Review, a Fellow for the Center for Law & Public Service and a Teaching Assistant for the first-year Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing program. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Liberty University in 2010.

William M. Lorensen practices from the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office. He is also a member of the Bowles Rice Litigation Team. Prior to joining the firm, Lorensen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephanie D. Thacker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

He earned his law degree in 2017 from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was an Associate Editor for the West Virginia Law Review, Volume 119. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Wake Forest University in 2014.

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 Bowles Rice is a full-service law firm with 115 attorneys serving clients from seven offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; and Winchester, Virginia.