Bowles Rice is a full-service, regional law firm and a proud member of the Network of Trial Law Firms. Nearly 40 of our lawyers handle litigation matters from six, strategically located offices.  Our lawyers represent clients before all federal, state and administrative forums in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky and the surrounding region.

Our litigation team provides sound advice and counsel to clients on litigation matters involving:

Bowles Rice is honored to be recognized by the leading peer review organizations, including:

  • U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms – We are consistently ranked “First Tier” in multiple Litigation areas, including Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Commercial, Construction, Environmental, Real Estate, Tax, Mass Torts & Class Actions, Personal Injury - Defendants, Product Liability - Defendants and Workers’ Compensation, as well as dozens of additional areas of law in metro areas where the firm has offices
  • Benchmark Litigation – "West Virginia Firm of the Year" for six consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021and 2022)
  • Benchmark Litigation – Lists Bowles Rice as a “Highly Recommended” firm in West Virginia
  • Best Lawyers in America has recognized nearly 50 Bowles Rice attorneys, including 21 for areas of litigation
  • Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – lists Bowles Rice among "Top Ranked" firms in Litigation in West Virginia
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell – Bowles Rice holds the highest level AV Preeminent rating
  • Named a 2015 “Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies” in litigation by American Lawyer Media in Fortune magazine

We help our clients avoid litigation, where possible, by providing advice and counsel based upon our experience and sound judgment. When litigation cannot, or should not, be avoided, we provide aggressive courtroom representation. Our litigators work with clients to plan and prepare for litigation in advance, in order to protect the client's long-term needs and interests.

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