In Our Own Words
Bowles Rice is a professional service organization, contributing to the success of our clients and the vitality of our communities through advocacy, counsel, leadership and service.
Our firm was founded in Charleston, West Virginia, in 1920 by three lawyers engaged in the general practice of law. Through success, expansion and merger, we have grown to become a full-service law firm with more than 100 attorneys serving clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia – and throughout the nation – from six strategically located, regional offices.
We are committed to quality and professionalism in all that we do. Our firm has earned the highest AV peer-review ranking from Martindale-Hubbell, long considered the authoritative resource on the legal profession.
In the 2020 edition of its Best Law Firms publication, US News & World Report recognizes Bowles Rice nationally and regionally in over 40 different areas of law. Chambers and Partners, a well-respected global peer-ranking organization, lists Bowles Rice among its "Top Ranked" law firms, and noted in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, "They are excellent and I enjoy working with them." The 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© includes 44 Bowles Rice attorneys. And Benchmark Litigation, which publishes a definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys, has recognized Bowles Rice as its "West Virginia Law Firm of the Year" for four consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020).