Tom Lane Receives Servant Leader Award

By: Charleston, WV
March 26, 2012

Bowles Rice attorney J. Thomas Lane received the Servant Leader Award for outstanding leadership in the Kanawha Valley community at the Charleston Area Alliance’s 2012 “We Love Our Community Awards.”  He was one of a dozen individuals, groups and projects recognized during a 90-minute ceremony and reception on Thursday, March 22, 2012.  A partner in the Bowles Rice Charleston office, Mr. Lane also is president of Charleston’s City Council, of which he has been an elected member since 1987.

Mr. Lane practices in the areas of energy law, economic development, environmental law, mine safety and health and regulatory law.  He is a trustee and past president of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, and a former recipient of that organization’s McClaugherty Award.  He also is a past president and executive council chairman of the West Virginia Bar Association.  He is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and chairman of the Charleston Land Trust.
  Other winners announced at the “We Love Our Community” ceremony included BrickStreet Insurance, which won the Best Re-development Award for giving an existing structure new life through redesign and refurbishment; Becky Ceperley, president and CEO of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, who won the James R. Thomas Outstanding Volunteer Award for contributions to the Charleston Area Alliance and its programs and projects; and the city of Charleston and Friends of the Carriage Trail, which won the Sustainable Development Award for their work in maintaining and improving what used to be called the Sunrise Carriage Trail.