Lateral Hiring

Bowles Rice has been fortunate to attract and recruit outstanding, experienced attorneys who started their legal careers elsewhere. Our lateral attorneys have come to us from positions in government, industry, other states, and other law firms. We receive and review applications and resumes from potential attorney candidates looking to make a career change and enjoy the benefits of practicing law in our firm culture.

We focus on a potential lateral attorney’s strength, talents, experience, and reputation in his or her particular practice area. In response to the particular needs of our firm at a given time, Bowles Rice considers applications from experienced attorneys who may be currently working in private corporations, in the public sector, serving as judicial clerks, or practicing in other law firms. As mentioned above, our six (6) alternative career paths are specifically designed to meet the unique desires of lateral hires looking to make a career change.

Please contact our Recruiting Coordinator, Elizabeth Frame, for more information if you are a practicing attorney with an outstanding record of academic achievement, and would like to learn more about opportunities with Bowles Rice.

Julie A. MooreJulie A. Moore

Practices in Labor & Employment and Education Law
Morgantown Office

“My decision to move my practice to Bowles Rice was greatly influenced by the firm’s excellent reputation, its size, its culture, and its people. The firm is filled with talented attorneys who are well respected in their areas of practice; however, I have yet to encounter one who has a big ego. Everyone is down to earth and approachable. In terms of size, the firm is big enough to offer full-service capabilities but small enough to still feel like family. It is a firm that doesn’t merely pay lip service to published cultural ideals; rather, the firm has a Respect Credo that is consistently honored and enforced at all levels. It’s a very collaborative, collegial, and team-oriented environment.

I was also attracted to the manner in which the firm does business. Its internal operations are highly transparent and democratic. As a non-equity partner, I have never been made to feel like a second-class citizen. It’s a place where hard work is recognized and rewarded, and aspirations for growth and development are supported. In light of all these attributes, Bowles Rice was an easy choice!”

Trey MorroneTrey Morrone

Special Counsel
Practices in Education Law
Charleston Office

“Bowles Rice is the gold standard. I had worked with the attorneys from the education practice group in various roles I held over the years. I was always very impressed with the level of knowledge and professionalism demonstrated by the attorneys. The encouragement and support I have received from all aspects of the firm has been overwhelming. It is clear that the firm wants me to be the best I can be and is willing to provide me with the necessary tools for success.”

Gabriele WohlGabriele Wohl

Practices in White Collar Defense & Investigations, Labor & Employment and Litigation
Charleston Office

“Bowles Rice was an easy choice for me.  The attorneys here are well-versed in complex law and often serve as local counsel to high profile and national clients, but the firm still has all the personal touches of a local law office.  The attorneys here really know their clients and get involved in the community.  Joining the firm has provided me the opportunity to practice challenging and interesting law, develop my practice and work with people who have high standards for both work product and service.”

Alison A. CoxAlison A. Cox

Special Counsel
Practices in Estate Planning & Administration, Wills, Trusts and Elder Law
Martinsburg Office

“Coming back to the practice of law after an absence to focus on my family and support my husband’s military career was a daunting venture.  Bowles Rice offered me the support, flexibility and mentors to pursue my career goals, build my practice and maintain a healthy work/life/family balance.”

Richie R. HeathRichie R. Heath

Practices in Government Relations
Charleston Office

“My decision to join Bowles Rice was greatly influenced by the people, who made me feel like a welcome and valued member of the team from the start.  The firm ensured that my transition was as seamless and rewarding as possible.  I’ve truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with such high-quality individuals who are dedicated to building up our community and our state.”