Morgantown, WV
University Town Centre
125 Granville Square
Suite 400
Morgantown, WV 26501
T: (304) 285-2539
F: (304) 285-2526

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2008)

B.A., cum laude, Geography, West Virginia University (2003)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
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Heather R. Bates

Special Counsel

Heather R. Bates focuses her practice in the areas of oil and gas law, certified title opinions and related real estate matters.  A member of the Bowles Rice Energy Team, she works from the firm’s Morgantown, West Virginia office.

A practicing attorney since 2008, Heather’s experience includes the preparation, examination and review of mineral and surface title opinions; title abstractions and due diligence; representation of commercial real estate developers in land acquisitions, contract negotiations and tax sale issues; and conducting closings and title exams.

She earned her law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law.

  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the American Association of Professional Landmen
  • The West Virginia Bar Association – Real Estate Lawyers Division