Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
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J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law (2015)

  • Moot Court, National Team Member
  • Moot Court Executive Board, Negotiation Administrator

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, Central Connecticut State University (2011) 

  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
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Marc Mignault


Marc Mignault is a member of the Bowles Rice Energy Group and is leading the Bowles Rice Nuclear Energy Team. Marc focuses his practice on the potential for nuclear energy in West Virginia and Appalachia, lobbying on behalf of nuclear energy and alternative fuels, energy litigation, business litigation, and related matters. He is a Super Lawyers ® Rising Star, recognized as a Top-Rated Energy Attorney in West Virginia. Marc has represented clients before Circuit Courts, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia. He is also licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.

Marc's experience is vast and varied, and includes representation of and engaging in:

  • Large and small energy extraction, production, and transmission clients
  • Wind and solar energy companies seeking PSC siting certificates
  • Manufacturing companies in environmental cleanup efforts
  • Lobbying on behalf of nuclear energy
  • Assisting nuclear energy companies exploring opportunities in West Virginia
  • Drafting and supporting state and federal legislation on nuclear energy and energy policy
  • Oil & Gas companies in complex litigation concerning royalties, trespass, and business interruption claims
  • Insurance companies in declaratory judgment actions in federal court
  • Insurance agents in complex error and omission matters
  • State agencies in first amendment, labor and employment, WPCA, and civil rights matters
  • A national chain pharmacy in opioid litigation in various state and federal jurisdictions
  • Property, energy, and agricultural organizations in drafting and submitting amicus curiae briefs on their behalf
  • Employers in unemployment hearings

Marc earned his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he was a Moot Court National Team Member; Moot Court Executive Board Administrator; and a member of the Community Legal Practice Center, where he successfully argued on behalf of clients in family law matters and non-profit organizations. He also served as a member of the Southwest Virginia Innocence Project, a group whose mission is to free those innocent people who remain incarcerated.

For his undergraduate studies, Marc attended Central Connecticut State University, where he earned his degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science.

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in Oil and Gas Law (2024 Edition)
  • Recognized as "Rising Star" in West Virginia by Super Lawyers ® (Business Litigation), 2021-present

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