44 Bowles Rice Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers List

August 17, 2023

Charleston, West Virginia –  Bowles Rice LLP is pleased to announce that 44 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

"Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of top legal professionals," says Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer. "We are proud to continue to present the most respected, unbiased legal awards worldwide."

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional experience and proficiency and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Bowles Rice LLP would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2024 The Best Lawyers in America list, with special recognition to Aaron Boone, James Kelsh, Ashley Hardesty Odell, and Gabriele Wohl who are new to the list this year:

  • J. Mark AdkinsCharleston – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Government Relations Practice; and Litigation - Construction 
  • Aaron C. BooneParkersburg – Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Trust and Estates
  • Chelsea V. BrownMorgantown – Litigation - Health Care; Litigation - Insurance; and Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Michael E. CarylMartinsburg – Corporate Law; Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law; and Trusts and Estates
  • Julia A. ChincheckCharleston – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; and Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Lynn S. ClarkeCharleston – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Kimberly S. CroyleMorgantown – Education Law
  • Mark B. D'AntoniCharleston – Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
  • David A. DeJarnettMartinsburg – Corporate Law; Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Nonprofit / Charities Law; Tax Law; and Trusts and Estates
  • Charles B. DollisonCharleston – Energy Law; Mining Law; and Oil and Gas Law
  • Roger G. HanshawCharleston – Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law; Environmental Law; and Litigation - Environmental
  • Steven R. HardmanParkersburg – Real Estate Law
  • Ronda L. HarveyCharleston – Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Richard R. Heath, Jr.Charleston – Government Relations Practice
  • Thomas A. Heywood Charleston – Corporate Law; Government Relations Practice; Health Care Law; and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Roger D. HunterCharleston – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Diana Leigh JacobsCharleston – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • James V. KelshCharleston – Municipal Law
  • Robert J. KentParkersburg – Litigation - Insurance and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • J. Thomas LaneCharleston – Energy Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law; and Real Estate Law
  • Eric H. London Morgantown – Real Estate Law
  • Brock MalcolmMorgantown – Health Care Law
  • J. Breckenridge MartinParkersburg – Energy Law
  • Stephen M. MathiasMartinsburg – Real Estate Law
  • Ellen Maxwell-HoffmanCharleston – Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Stuart A. McMillanCharleston – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation - First Amendment; and Media Law
  • K. Bradley MellorCanonsburg, PA – Construction Law and Litigation - Construction
  • David A. MohlerCharleston – Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Marc A. MonteleoneCharleston – Construction Law; Corporate Law; Oil and Gas Law; Tax Law; and Trusts and Estates
  • Julie A. MooreMorgantown – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Sandra M. MurphyCharleston – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; and Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Ashley Hardesty Odell Morgantown – Litigation - Insurance; Litigation - Labor and Employment; and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Corey L. PalumboCharleston – Litigation - Insurance
  • George A. Patterson IIICharleston – Oil and Gas Law
  • Charles F. Printz, Jr. Martinsburg – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Construction; and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Michael ProctorCanonsburg, PA – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Floyd McKinley SayreMartinsburg – Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Municipal Law; and Tax Law 
  • Howard E. Seufer, Jr.Charleston – Education Law
  • Camden P. SiegristCharleston – Corporate Law and Public Finance Law
  • Amy J. TawneyCharleston – Banking and Finance Law; Cannabis Law; and Corporate Law
  • Benjamin R. ThomasCharleston – Banking and Finance Law and Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Kenneth E. Webb, Jr.Charleston – Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Construction
  • C. Seth WilsonMorgantown – Energy Law
  • Gabriele Wohl Charleston – Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Labor and Employment

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries. For the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed to identify the top legal talent, as identified by their peers.


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