Bowles Rice Hosts Presentation by West Virginia Legislative Leaders

July 9, 2015

Bowles Rice lawyers and guests gathered on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to hear Senator Bill Cole, President of the West Virginia State Senate, and Delegate Tim Armstead, Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, reflect on the 2015 Legislative Session and their plans for the 2016 Session.  The two Legislative leaders were guests at a Breakfast @ Bowles presentation in the regional law firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office.  Additional Bowles Rice lawyers and guests joined the program via videoconference from the firm’s offices in Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia and Southpointe, Pennsylvania.

Breakfast @ Bowles programs provide an opportunity for Bowles Rice attorneys and guests to hear from thought leaders and decision makers throughout the region.  Recent guest speakers have included the State Superintendent of Schools, Michael Martirano;  West Virginia University President Gordon Gee; West Virginia’s Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey; and the Honorable Christopher Wilkes, Chief Judge of West Virginia’s Business Court.

Among those attending the July 8 presentation were State Senator Corey L. Palumbo (D - Kanawha, 17) and Delegate Roger Hanshaw (R - Clay, 33).  Both are lawyers in Bowles Rice’s Charleston office.  Palumbo joined Bowles Rice in 1998 after earning his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He was elected to the Senate in 2008 after serving six years in the House of Delegates. Hanshaw, who joined Bowles Rice in 2012, was elected to the House of Delegates in 2014.  He holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame (2006) and is a certified professional parliamentarian.