Best Law Firms Rankings

Bowles Rice LLP

1 National Ranking & 57 Metro Rankings | Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Energy Law

I have worked with Charles Dollison of Bowles Rice for six or seven years now and as a result, I would certainly rank him in the upper ranks in both integrity and ability. I have a great deal of respect for Charles and would not hesitate to recommend or endorse him.

William West Hendricks Resources, Ltd

Natural Resources Law

I have worked with Charles Dollison of Bowles Rice for six or seven years now and as a result, I would certainly rank him in the upper ranks in both integrity and ability. I have a great deal of respect for Charles and would not hesitate to recommend or endorse him.

William West Hendricks Resources, Ltd

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Bowles Rice has so much experience in banking and litigation that they can recognize potential pitfalls that I may not understand on my own. I really believe they feel as if they have a vested interest in protecting my company. To them, it is more than a billable hour. They want their clients to be successful.

Bradford E. Ritchie Summit Community Bank, Inc.

Corporate Law

Bowles Rice goes beyond understanding Corporate Law and does a good job evaluating pros, cons, strengths and weaknesses of business transactions. I consider them more of a business partner than just a lawyer. That is where they separate themselves.

Bradford E. Ritchie Summit Community Bank, Inc.

Non-Profit / Charities Law

Bowles Rice is a great firm. Their work is always very thorough and their advice is always on point.

Melvin Jones The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Corporate Law

Bowles Rice is our primary law firm that we use for all aspects of corporate legal assistance. They are a superb law firm, and we have great trust in their expertise. Our business needs cover a wide array of continually changing legal issues. All in all, they do an excellent job and, as a group, are among our most important business partners. I highly recommend them for their leadership, legal counsel, partnership, integrity and, as always, deeply appreciate their care and friendship.

Dave Hartvigsen Adventures on the Gorge

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Ben Thomas is a real asset to Bowles Rice. His professionalism, common sense approach, and business acumen serve his firm, and mine, well.

David Friend Laurel Renewable Partners, LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Bowles Rice is excellent. The advice they have given us on complex matters has been great for years.

David Snively Monsanto Company

Energy Law

For more than 25 years, George Patterson of Bowles Rice has represented my company and an association for which I was president. His performance either made or exceeded expectations.

Denny Harton GasSearch Corporation

Insurance Law

Bowles Rice is one of the few regional firms with the diverse practice groups needed to meet the needs of its insurance industry clients. Its service is excellent and cost effective.

T.J. Obrokta BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co.

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Bowles Rice excels at providing a cost-effective and comprehensive defense in complex cases while at the same time avoiding unnecessary costs in less complicated cases.

T.J. Obrokta BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co.

Corporate Compliance Law

We count on Bowles Rice to provide us with well-reasoned analyses of regulatory issues, both simple and complex. They closely follow state regulations that pertain to banking and have a substantial amount of experience with mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending, and cash management.

J. Steven Stone United Bank, Inc.

Trusts & Estates Law

We've worked with David DeJarnett at the Martinsburg, WV office of Bowles Rice. Our company's founder, Tom Seely, relied on David DeJarnett for his estate planning. With Mr. Seely's passing in 2015, we still are grateful to David for his excellent planning which allowed the company to continue its operations.

Jan Wilkins

Mining Law

The expertise and professionalism of all of the staff at Bowles Rice is exceptional. The depth of knowledge within the firm is excellent; the personnel are always very responsive to the client's needs-- all tasks are completed in a timely manner and all work products are accurate. The firm's entire staff is very cognizant of the billable hours to their clients, and they work very efficiently in an effort to reduce the client's cost. The entire firm is very organized and well managed.

Jeff Allen Pardee Minerals LLC

Litigation - Real Estate

It is always our preference to avoid litigation and we share this view with all of the lawyers at Bowles Rice. However, in some instances litigation can not be avoided, and it is at these times we truly appreciate the counsel and representation of the lawyers at Bowles Rice. The expertise and professionalism of all of the staff at Bowles Rice is exceptional. The depth of knowledge within the firm is excellent; the personnel are always very responsive to the client's needs.

Jeff Allen Pardee Minerals LLC

Energy Law

The expertise and professionalism of all of the staff at Bowles Rice is exceptional. The depth of knowledge within the firm is excellent; the personnel are always very responsive to the client's needs, all tasks are completed in a timely manner and all work products are accurate. The firm's entire staff is very cognizant of the billable hours to their clients, and they work very efficiently in an effort to reduce the client's cost. The entire firm is very organized and well managed.

Jeff Allen Pardee Minerals LLC

Litigation - Construction

Bowles Rice is an excellent firm and Aaron Boone is impressive.

Stacy Prince-Troutman Broad and Cassel, Attorneys at Law

Environmental Law

I have referred many companies to Bowles Rice for its expertise in Environmental Law. The attorneys and staff take time to ensure they fully understand the clients' issues and circumstances. Often, environmental clients are unaware of the full nature of their problems, and this careful inquiry separates Bowles Rice from other firms.

Jennie Henthorn Henthorn Environmental Services LLC

Public Finance Law

Bowles Rice provides excellent service and advice with regard to public finance. They are thorough, detailed, and always right on the money. We rely heavily on the firm's advice and counsel in this area of the law.

Norwood Bentley, III Esq. Berkeley County Government

Litigation - Construction

Ken Webb of Bowles Rice was our attorney during litigation, and he did an excellent job of preparing the case to the point that we settled without going to court. Ken was aggressive but not antagonistic toward opposing counsel; his detailed knowledge of the case I believe convinced the other side to settle.

Jim Schmidli Creekside Owners Association

Construction Law

We came to Bowles Rice because of their reputation in construction cases. The firm was very understanding of our problem and guided us through three years of litigation with excellent results. I would not hesitate to use them again in cases of this type.

Jim Schmidli Creekside Owners Association

Banking and Finance Law

Bowles Rice has an extraordinary team which is both talented and responsive.

Robert Tissue Summit Financial Group, Inc.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Lynn Clarke of Bowles Rice is exceptionally knowledgeable and talented.

Robert Tissue Summit Financial Group, Inc.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Bowles Rice has strong bank M&A representation at a relatively very reasonable cost; overall very outstanding value.

Robert Tissue Summit Financial Group, Inc.