Parkersburg, WV
United Square, Fifth Floor
501 Avery Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
T: (304) 347-1723
F: (304) 347-1746

J.D., University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law (1997)

  • Summer Law Program, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

B.A., University of Toledo (1994)

M.B.A., Marshall University (2014)

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
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Diana Leigh Jacobs


Diana Jacobs focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on toxic tort litigation, products liability, premises liability, class actions and asbestos litigation. She also has experience defending medical monitoring claims.

Diana has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America ® (Mass Torts Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants), and she was nominated for membership in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. 

Diana serves as the firm's Assistant Diversity Partner. She is also Chair of the Bowles Rice Wellness Committee and is a member of the firm's Recruiting Committee.

Professional Highlights

  • Bowles Rice Assistant Diversity Partner
  • Chair, Bowles Rice Wellness Committee
  • Member, Bowles Rice Recruiting Committee
  • Former Assistant Prosecutor, Kanawha County Prosecutor's Office
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia (2004)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Mass Torts Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants)
  • Named to “Generation Next: 40 Under 40" by The State Journal (2010)
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
    • DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law, Membership Chair (2017-present)
    • DRI Women in the Law
    • DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar Planning Committee (2008-present)
    • DRI for Life Committee
  • West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
  • Campaign for Legal Aid; 2009-2010 Leadership Committee
  • West Virginia Women's Commission (Commissioner – appointed June, 2018)
  • Charleston F. C. Goal Club, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council (Volunteer)
  • Mountaineer Montessori School (Board Member)
  • YMCA of Kanawha Valley (Former Board Member)