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Tom Heywood To Be Honored As Bar Foundation Fellow

By: Charleston, WV
March 31, 2010

Thomas A. Heywood, Managing Partner of Bowles Rice, is among those who will be honored as a 2010 West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow during the 12th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the Charleston Marriott.

According to Thomas R. Tinder, Executive Director of the West Virginia Bar Foundation, “Foundation Fellows are those lawyers and members of the judiciary whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession.”  Mr. Heywood is one of 19 individuals who will be honored at this year’s awards dinner.

Mr. Heywood was named Managing Partner of Bowles Rice in January 2008.  He is a former Chief of Staff to the Honorable Gaston Caperton, Governor of West Virginia and active in many business, professional, civic and charitable organizations and activities.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Kanawha County Public Library Foundation, and in that capacity is leading the $50 million campaign to build seven new and improved libraries in Kanawha County.  He also is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Health System. 

Heywood is the recipient of numerous public service awards, including the James R. Thomas Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Charleston Area Alliance on February 9, 2010.

Other Bowles Rice attorneys who have been honored as Foundation Fellows include Michael E. Caryl (2009); Charles F. “Chazz” Printz, Jr. (2008); Sarah E. “Sally” Smith (2005); and Charles M. Love, III (2000). 

Bowles Rice is a regional law firm with more than 120 attorneys and seven offices, located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown and Parkersburg, West Virginia; Lexington, Kentucky; and Winchester, Virginia.