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Bowles Rice Adds Two Attorneys

January 3, 2014

Attorneys Talal B. Husn and Carrie J. Lilly have joined the Morgantown office of regional law firm Bowles Rice LLP. Both Mr. Husn and Ms. Lilly will serve as special counsel. Mr. Husn served as a summer law clerk with Bowles Rice in 2000 and Ms. Lilly was an associate with the firm from 2005 to 2008.

In making the announcement, the firm's managing partner, Tom Heywood, said, "We are excited to welcome both Talal and Carrie back to Bowles Rice. They each bring terrific knowledge and experience to their new roles and will help us meet the needs of our clients in north-central West Virginia and throughout the region."

Mr. Husn will practice in banking, commercial and financial services, alternative dispute resolution and real estate. Before joining Bowles Rice, he worked as in-house counsel to First Community Bank, serving First Community Bancshares, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. His work included experience with contracts, real estate transactions, litigation, human resource matters, merger and acquisitions, FDIC assisted transactions, SEC filing and private placements.

He received his law degree in 2002 from the WVU College of Law and a bachelor of arts degree, in political science, summa cum laude, (1999) from West Virginia University.

Ms. Lilly concentrates her practice in real estate law, mineral law and intellectual property. Prior to rejoining Bowles Rice, she worked as  general counsel with Mepco, LLC. She is a licensed patent attorney, as well as a licensed West Virginia real estate broker.

She is a 2005 graduate of the WVU College of Law and received a master of business administration degree, in 2012, and bachelor of science degree, summa cum laude, in mining engineering (2002) from West Virginia University.

Bowles Rice is a regional law firm with more than 135 attorneys and eight regional offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Moundsville and Parkersburg, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; Lexington, Kentucky; and Winchester, Virginia.