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Bowles Rice Elects New Partners
Charleston, West Virginia – Bowles Rice LLP has elected and proudly announce new equity and non-equity partners, effective January 1, 2023. Their nominations were approved at the firm’s annual year-end partner meeting in December 2022.
The four attorneys elected to equity partnership are:
- Joshua A. Cottle, who focuses his work on circuit court and West Virginia Supreme Court appeals on behalf of clients in the education sector. He also represents school boards in cases involving violations of the Open Governmental Proceedings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. He practices from the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office.
- James V. Kelsh, who is a former staff attorney with the West Virginia Public Service Commission and continues to work on PSC matters for entities involved with broadband, utility scale solar, water, electric, telecommunications, natural gas, solid waste, motor carrier services, and more. He practices from the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office.
- Julie A. Moore, who is co-leader of the firm’s Labor and Employment team. Her practice consists of employer advice and counseling, as well as defending litigation involving both single-plaintiff and class action employment disputes. Moore works from the firm’s Morgantown, West Virginia office.
- Gabriele Wohl, an experienced litigator and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia who focuses her practice on business litigation and appeals, complex civil litigation, and white collar defense. Wohl works from the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office.
The four attorneys elected to non-equity partnership are:
- Evan G. Conard, who focuses his practice on coal and oil and gas matters, including the drafting of coal and natural gas agreements, real estate purchase agreements, deeds and easement agreements, and more. Conard works from the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office.
- Brock Malcolm, who serves as leader of the firm’s Health Care team. Prior to joining the firm, he served as COO, In-house Legal Counsel, and Privacy Officer for a Federally Qualified Health Center with operations in eight West Virginia counties. Malcolm works from the firm’s Morgantown, West Virginia office.
- Zachary J. Rosencrance, who concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters, including experience with cases involving the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (WVCCPA) and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Rosencrance works from the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office.
- Damon R. Thomas, who is a member of the firm’s Construction team with nearly 20 years of experience including but not limited to project contracts, planning, design, and management issues requiring mediation, arbitration, or litigation. Thomas works from the firm’s Canonsburg, Pennsylvania office.
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.