Bowles Rice Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List

April 27, 2016

Bowles Rice is pleased to announce the selection of 19 attorneys named to the 2016 West Virginia Super Lawyers list. The recognized lawyers practice across a wide range of areas including energy and natural resources, banking, business litigation and employment law.

 Super Lawyers selects only five percent of the lawyers in any state and awards their designation based on polling, peer assessment and a research process that evaluates candidates based on 12 benchmarks of peer recognition and professional achievement.

 The Bowles Rice attorneys recognized this year practice in all five of the firm’s West Virginia offices: Charleston, Parkersburg, Martinsburg, Morgantown and Wheeling. They are:


  • J. Mark Adkins, Business Litigation
  • Lenna R. Chambers, Employee Benefits
  • Julia A. Chincheck, Banking
  • Mark H. Dellinger, Employment Law and Litigation
  • Jill E. Hall, Employment Law and Litigation
  • Thomas A. Heywood, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Evan. R. Kime, Business Litigation
  • J. Thomas Lane, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Charles M. Love III, Business Litigation
  • Stuart A. McMillan, Business Litigation
  • Gerard R. Stowers, Business Litigation
  • Benjamin R. Thomas, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Kenneth E. Webb Jr., Business Litigation


  • Michael E. Caryl, Tax
  • Brian M. Peterson, Employment Law and Litigation


  • Andrew G. Fusco, Business Litigation
  • Ashley Hardesty Odell, Business Litigation


  • Robert L. Bays, Business Litigation


  • Julie R. Shank, Business Litigation

 In addition to their designation as a Super Lawyer, the following have been honored with the 2016 Rising Stars distinction, which is awarded to only 2.5 percent of attorneys who are age 40 or younger or have been in practice 10 years or fewer:

  •  Lenna R. Chambers
  • Jill E. Hall
  • Ashley Hardesty Odell
  • Evan R. Kime
  • Julie R. Shank
  • Benjamin R. Thomas

 Bowles Rice is a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys, serving clients from seven regional offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; and Winchester, Virginia.