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Bowles Rice is celebrating our centennial anniversary in 2020,
having begun as a three-attorney firm in Charleston, West Virginia in
1920. Since that time, we have grown, through expansions and mergers,
into a regional full-service law firm with more than 110 attorneys and a staff
of more than 150 professionals, serving clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and throughout the world.
Five of Bowles Rice’s seven offices are located in West Virginia:
in Charleston (West Virginia's capital city); Morgantown (home to West Virginia
University); Parkersburg (on the West Virginia-Ohio border); Martinsburg
(located less than an hour's drive from Washington, DC as well as the borders
of Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania); and Wheeling (in the state’s “Northern
Panhandle,” bordering both Ohio and Pennsylvania). The firm’s office in
southwestern Pennsylvania is located in the Southpointe commercial complex in
Washington County, less than 30 minutes from Pittsburgh. Bowles Rice also
has an office in Winchester, Virginia, the county seat of Frederick County.
As a full-service firm committed to meeting the needs of our
clients, Bowles Rice offers a wide range of legal services, including corporate
and commercial law and litigation; mergers and acquisitions; labor and
employment law; federal, state and local tax law; government relations;
employee benefits, executive compensation and employee benefits; environmental
and regulatory law; municipal bonds and public finance; bankruptcy and
creditors' rights; and insurance defense.
We provide legal services and dispute resolution to clients in
such key industry groups as banking and financial services; energy and natural
resources (oil and natural gas, coal and alternative energy); manufacturing;
chemical; construction; education; health care; commercial real estate
development and hospitality, gaming and hospitality/tourism.
Bowles Rice attorneys are active leaders in the business
community, as well as charitable, educational, civic and community
organizations throughout our region. We are a member and the West
Virginia representative of the Network of Trial Law Firms.