Bowles Rice Elects New Partners

January 2, 2014

Bowles Rice has elected attorneys Gregory S. Foster and Thomas M. Hancock as partners and Floyd Boone as an equity partner in the regional law firm.

The firm’s managing partner, Thomas A. Heywood, made the announcement, adding “Floyd, Greg and Tom have each earned admission to partnership through their hard work, accomplishments and contributions across many years. As partners, they will help assure our continuing success and growth in the years to come.”

Mr. Foster practices in the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office, with a focus on litigation. He joined Bowles Rice in 2007, after earning his law degree from the New Orleans Law School at Loyola University. He earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from West Virginia University, in 2004.

Mr. Hancock also practices in the firm’s Charleston office, and represents businesses in complex legal disputes, in court and before administrative agencies. He has extensive experience in defending deliberate intent claims, federal black lung defense and mass and toxic torts litigation. He earned his law degree from West Virginia University, in 2007, and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 2003.

Mr. Boone joined Bowles Rice in 2009 after eight years as an associate with Arnold & Porter, in Washington D.C. He was chosen as the most outstanding graduate among the 2001 class of the West Virginia University College of Law, where he also was Editor in Chief of the West Virginia Law Review. He focuses his practice in business litigation and has extensive experience defending financial institutions in lawsuits brought by consumers and regulators.

Bowles Rice is a regional law firm with more than 135 attorneys and eight regional offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Moundsville and Parkersburg, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; Lexington, Kentucky; and Winchester, Virginia.