Bowles Rice Attorneys Named “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America

August 19, 2021

Charleston, West Virginia – Fourteen Bowles Rice attorneys from five of the firm’s offices – Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown and Parkersburg, West Virginia and Southpointe (Canonsburg), Pennsylvania – have been recognized as “Ones to Watch” in 2022 by The Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys Whitney R. Kerns, Emily Lambright and Philip A. Schlimmer make the list for the first time this year.

Those recognized in Charleston include:

Those recognized in Martinsburg include:

  • J. Tyler Mayhew – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Those recognized in Morgantown include:

Those recognized in Parkersburg include:

  • Pamela J. Ferrell – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Kaitlyn N. McKitrick – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Those recognized in our Southpointe office in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania include:

Recognition by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is based entirely on peer review and employs the same methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal rankings worldwide. These awards are given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers and serve as recognition for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.


Bowles Rice is a full-service law firm with 110 attorneys serving clients from seven offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; and Winchester, Virginia.