Bowles Rice Elects New Partners

December 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Bowles Rice has elected new equity and non-equity partners, effective January 1, 2017. The selections were approved at the firm’s annual partners meeting in December.

New equity partners include attorneys Jeremy D. Bragg, Britt Freund, Jennifer B. Hagedorn and Carrie J. Lilly. Bragg and Lilly work in the Morgantown, West Virginia, office. Hagedorn and Freund are based in Bowles Rice’s Southpointe, Pennsylvania, office.

Bragg focuses his practice in the area of natural resource development, and manages a residential real estate practice. Freund, recognized as a Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, concentrates his practice in mineral and energy law, representing coal and oil and gas producers, financial institutions and mineral owners. Hagedorn practices in the areas of employment law, health care law, energy law and real estate law, counseling businesses on matters related to contract negotiation and drafting, real estate transactions and statutory and regulatory compliance. Lilly works in the area of mineral law and real estate law, and is a licensed patent attorney and West Virginia real estate broker.

New non-equity partners include W. Taylor Frankovitch, Steven R. Hall, John C. Hudson and J. Tyler Mayhew. The new non-equity partners work in the firm’s Southpointe, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Martinsburg offices, respectively.

Frankovitch, who earned his Master of Laws degree from the Duke University School of Law, practices in the areas of energy, commercial law, real estate and litigation. Hall focuses his practice in energy law, oil and natural gas law, and real estate. Throughout his career, he has issued certified title opinions to major energy corporations throughout Appalachia. Hudson practices in the areas of energy law, oil and gas law and real estate law, with experience in insurance, business and construction litigation matters. Mayhew works in the area of complex and appellate litigation. He supports the firm’s labor and employment group, and has experience in insurance coverage and estate and trust litigation.


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.