Bowles Rice Attorney Named to 2017 Class of Young Guns

November 17, 2016

CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Bowles Rice attorney Roger G. Hanshaw has been named to the 2017 Class of Young Guns by West Virginia Executive magazine.

Hanshaw earned his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, after which he held research positions with the West Virginia University Extension Service and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Hanshaw later made the decision to earn his law degree from West Virginia University, to focus on helping people keep and grow businesses in West Virginia.

His law practice at Bowles Rice encompasses environmental and technical issues that arise in business transactions, as well as regulatory compliance matters and litigation.

Hanshaw, who lives on his family farm in Clay County, serves as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 33 (Calhoun, Clay and Gilmer Counties), and is active in a variety of community initiatives ranging from membership on the board of directors of the West Virginia Farm Bureau to leading flood relief efforts stemming from the flash flooding in summer 2016.

He is one of only 250 credentialed parliamentarians in the nation and holds the highest credentials attainable from the American Institute of Parliamentarians and National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP), respectively.  In 2015, he was elected by NAP as its National Parliamentarian during the organization’s convention in Washington, D.C.


Bowles Rice is a full-service law firm with more than 120 attorneys serving clients from seven offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia;  Southpointe, Pennsylvania; and Winchester, Virginia.