CHARLESTON - Bowles Rice is pleased to announce that 54 lawyers have been named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Underscoring the depth and full-service capabilities of the regional law firm, multiple Bowles Rice lawyers are recognized in more than a dozen areas of the law, including Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Education Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Construction Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates Law and Litigation.

In total, the Bowles Rice lawyers are listed in more than 50 different practice areas. Best Lawyers recognition is compiled by geographic region and practice areas, and has been published for more than 30 years. Lawyers are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional experience and ability and undergo an authentication process to assure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Bowles Rice is a regional law firm with more than 135 attorneys and eight offices. The Bowles Rice attorneys named to the 2014 Best Lawyers in America list represent the firm’s offices in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown and Parkersburg; Lexington, Ky.; and Winchester, Va. They are:

J. Mark Adkins, Charleston: Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Construction
Carl D. Andrews, Charleston: Real Estate Law
Gregory W. Bailey, Morgantown: Education Law
Robert L. Bays, Parkersburg: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Michael E. Caryl, Martinsburg: Corporate Law; Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law; Trusts
and Estates
Julia A. Chincheck, Charleston: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lynn S. Clarke, Charleston: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Kimberly S. Croyle, Morgantown: Education Law
Mark B. D'Antoni, Charleston: Corporate Law; Real Estate Law
David A. DeJarnett, Martinsburg: Corporate Law; Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Non-Profit/Charities Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Mark H. Dellinger, Charleston: Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
Robert W. Dinsmore, Morgantown: Natural Resources Law; Real Estate Law
Carl L. Fletcher, Jr., Charleston: Litigation - Construction
Richard M. Francis, Charleston: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Government Relations Practice
Andrew G. Fusco, Morgantown: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
F. Thomas Graff, Jr., Charleston: Administrative / Regulatory Law; Corporate Law; Energy Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law
Jill E. Hall, Charleston: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Steven R. Hardman, Parkersburg: Real Estate Law
Ronda L. Harvey, Charleston: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Thomas A. Heywood, Charleston: Corporate Law; Health Care Law
Paul L. Hicks, Parkersburg: Elder Law; Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Robert L. Hogan, Charleston: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Richard A. Hudson, Parkersburg: Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Diana Leigh Johnson, Charleston: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Michael B. Keller, Martinsburg: Corporate Law
Leonard B. Knee, Charleston: Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
J. Thomas Lane, Charleston: Energy Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law; Real Estate Law
Charles M. Love III, Charleston: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Stephen M. Mathias, Martinsburg: Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law
Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman, Charleston: Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
Edward D. McDevitt, Charleston: International Arbitration - Commercial; Public Finance Law
Stuart A. McMillan, Charleston: Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation - First Amendment; Media Law
David A. Mohler, Charleston: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Marc A. Monteleone, Charleston: Construction Law; Corporate Law; Oil and Gas Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
John S. Moore, Charleston: Health Care Law
Sandra M. Murphy, Charleston: Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Financial Services Regulation Law
George A. Patterson III, Charleston: Oil and Gas Law
Phyllis M. Potterfield, Charleston: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Curtis G. Power III, Winchester: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Charles F. Printz, Jr., Martinsburg: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Construction; Labor and Employment
J. Thomas Rawlings, Lexington: Commercial Litigation
Marion E. Ray, Charleston: Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lesley A. Russo, Charleston: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law; Tax Law
Floyd McKinley Sayre, Martinsburg: Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Howard E. Seufer, Jr., Charleston: Education Law
Camden P. Siegrist, Charleston: Corporate Law; Public Finance Law
Melody A. Simpson, Charleston: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law
Sarah E. Smith, Charleston: Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Gerard R. Stowers, Charleston: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Real Estate; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Amy J. Tawney, Charleston: Corporate Law
Rebecca M. Tinder, Charleston: Education Law
Kenneth E. Webb, Jr., Charleston: Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction
Timothy C. Wills, Lexington: Construction Law; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
C. Seth Wilson, Morgantown: Energy Law




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