Bowles Rice Welcomes Three New Attorneys to Pennsylvania Office 

December 10, 2021

Charleston, West Virginia – Bowles Rice is very pleased to welcome attorneys Kathryn Gioia, Scott Zegeer and April Morgan Hincy to the firm’s office in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Kathryn Gioia is an associate attorney who focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, including the preparation of estate planning documents; asset protection and planning; advance directives; probate and trust administration for fiduciaries; and the review or preparation of estate and/or individual tax returns. She is a member of the firm’s highly experienced tax team.

Gioia earned her law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2016, where she served as Secretary of the Student Bar Association and writer for Juris, the University’s Law magazine. She earned two bachelor’s degrees from The College of William and Mary – one in Public Policy and the other in Environmental Science and Policy.

Scott Zegeer is a well-established tax attorney whose practice largely focuses on Pennsylvania commercial and residential real estate tax assessment appeals. He has handled over 2,500 such appeals to date. Zegeer is also experienced in all areas of federal income tax, including individual, corporate, estate income and other forms of tax audits; state and local taxation, including individual, corporate and inheritance tax; and property tax appeals. Additionally, Zegeer has experience in federal and state nonprofit tax law as well as mergers and acquisitions, specifically as they pertain to tax-free and taxable reorganizations.

Zegeer earned his law degree in 1985 from The George Washington University Law School. He attended West Virginia University for his undergraduate degree.

April Morgan Hincy is a multifaceted attorney with experience in a wide range of practice areas, including labor and employment, health care and business litigation. As a member of the firm's Labor and Employment team, she develops employment policies and procedures and works with clients to draft customized employee handbooks. Hincy also advises clients on compliance with a multitude of federal, state and local workplace laws affecting employee rights, benefits and workplace safety. Hincy is well versed in health care law and frequently advises hospital and physician clients on fraud and abuse, Stark law, false claims and HIPAA compliance. She also has significant experience in defending medical malpractice cases.

In 2001, Hincy earned her law degree, cum laude, from the Duquesne University School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor for the Duquesne Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Washington & Jefferson College in 1997.


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