CHARLESTON -- Mannion & Gray has announced that John R. Fowler has joined the firm as Of Counsel.

Fowler is enjoying a distinguished career defending corporations and insurance companies doing business in West Virginia.

After returning from a tour of duty in Vietnam as a highly decorated Infantry Captain, Fowler spent three years with a prominent plaintiff firm and a well-known defense firm. He was appointed in 1975 by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals as a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute vote fraud allegations in Logan County.

He obtained convictions of key members of the controlling political group and helped establish election law procedures that were later made law by the Legislature. In 1986, Fowler merged his growing firm with a large West Virginia firm and rose to be a managing partner.

He has served the Bar by representing the Judicial Inquiry Commission, which investigates allegations against sitting judges; and is currently Hearing Examiner for the West Virginia Board of Bar Examiners. He has served the bar as a speaker in his specialties at the West Virginia University College of Law and elsewhere.

Fowler has achieved numerous honors and achievements during his career. He enjoys an AV Preeminent peer review rating on Martindale Hubbell.

He has participated in about 150 jury trials and has argued more than 40 reported cases before the state Supreme Court of Appeals as well as federal courts in West Virginia.

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