Parkersburg, WV
United Square, Fifth Floor
501 Avery Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
T: (304) 420-5506
F: (304) 420-5587

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (2001)

B.B.A., University of Georgia (1995)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
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J. Breckenridge Martin


J. Breckenridge "Breck" Martin concentrates his practice in the areas of business and tax planning, commercial transactions and financing, real estate, energy and economic development.

Breck assists individuals and business entities with the creation, operation and dissolution of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, the sale and transfer of assets and property interests, and the development of commercial and energy-related real estate matters. Breck also assists banks and borrowers with commercial loan structuring, documentation and collateral issues.

Professional Highlights

  • Chief Financial Officer (2022-Present)
  • Member, Bowles Rice Executive Committee (2015 -2019)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Energy Law), 2020-present
  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, West Virginia University at Parkersburg (2022)
  • Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (Board Member, 2016-2021)
  • Mid-Ohio Valley Estate Planning Council (Vice President, 2008-2009)
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Gas & Oil Association of WV, Inc.
  • Ohio Oil and Gas Association
  • Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association
  • Wood County Bar Association
  • Blennerhassett Historical Foundation (Board Member, 2001-present)
  • Elewana Education Project (Board Member, 2010-2019)
  • West Virginia Land Trust (Board Member, 2004-2010)
  • United Way of the Mid-Ohio Valley (Board Member, 2003-2005)