Three Bowles Rice Partners Named to 2013 Class of Bar Foundation Fellows

By: Charleston, WV
April 16, 2013

The West Virginia Bar Foundation named three Bowles Rice partners as 2013 Bar Foundation Fellows.  Howard E. Seufer Jr., Robert W. Dinsmore and Tracey A. Rohrbaugh will be among the 22-member Fellows class honored at the Foundation's annual dinner April 25.

Bar Foundation Fellows are those lawyers and judges "whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession."  Of more than 5,000 lawyers and judges in West Virginia, since 1999, fewer than 300 have been honored as Bar Foundation Fellows.

Howard Seufer is a Bowles Rice partner in the firm's Charleston office and leader of the firm's Education Law Group. He is counsel to the West Virginia School Board Association and belongs to the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, The Education Law Association, the Education Law Committee of the West Virginia State Bar and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. 

A member of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Seufer also chairs the Social Justice Visiting Committee at West Virginia University. He is immediate past chair of the board of directors of The Education Alliance and a director and treasurer of the West Virginia Mansion Preservation Foundation.

Robert Dinsmore, a partner in the Bowles Rice Morgantown office, focuses his practice in energy and real estate law.  He is a former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and has served on the boards of numerous charitable organizations, including the Monongalia County Schools Foundation, Inc. and West Virginia Botanic Garden.  He was instrumental in creating the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Morgantown, Inc. and served as that organization's president. 

Tracey Rohrbaugh is a partner in the Martinsburg office of Bowles Rice and is licensed to practice law in both West Virginia and Virginia.  The primary focus of her practice is construction law, real property litigation, insurance defense and civil litigation. 

She is currently serving in her fifth year as the president of the Eastern Panhandle Bar Association (formerly the Berkeley County Bar Association) and is a past president of the West Virginia Bar Foundation, Inc.  She also serves on the board of directors of Horses with Hearts, Inc., a nonprofit organization geared toward promoting independence for individuals with special needs.

Rohrbaugh, Dinsmore and Seufer will be honored as part of the 22-member class of 2013 Bar Foundation Fellows during the Foundation's annual dinner on April 25 at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston.

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.