Bowles Rice Elects Two to Executive Committee

February 1, 2021

Charleston, West Virginia – Bowles Rice partners J. Mark Adkins and W. Taylor Frankovitch have been elected to serve on the law firm’s Executive Committee for four-year terms.

Managing Partner Tom Heywood, who chairs the seven-person Executive Committee, said Adkins and Frankovitch were nominated to serve and formally elected at the firm’s January 2021 partner meeting. The Bowles Rice Executive Committee oversees the operation of the firm and makes policy and other significant decisions. Completing their Executive Committee terms this year are partners Ronda L. Harvey and C. Seth Wilson

Adkins, who practices in the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office, focuses his work primarily on complex, high-risk commercial litigation in the areas of banking, construction, energy and commercial contract disputes. With more than two decades of representative experience in litigation work, including numerous tried-to-verdict jury trials, he assists clients in the arena of high-risk, "Bet-the-Company" matters. Adkins earned his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law.

Frankovitch focuses his work in the areas of energy, commercial law, real estate and litigation. Admitted in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, he practices from the firm’s office in Southpointe, Pennsylvania. Frankovitch earned his Master of Laws degree from the Duke University School of Law; his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; and his M.B.A. from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.


Bowles Rice is a full-service law firm with more than 115 attorneys serving clients from seven offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; and Winchester, Virginia.