Bowles Rice is a professional service organization, contributing to the success of our clients and the vitality of our communities through advocacy, counsel, leadership and service.
Our firm was founded in Charleston, West Virginia, in 1920 by three lawyers engaged in the general practice of law. Through success, expansion and merger, we have grown to become a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys serving clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia – and throughout the nation – from seven strategically located, regional offices.
We are committed to quality and professionalism in all that we do. Our firm has earned the highest AV peer-review ranking from Martindale-Hubbell, long considered the authoritative resource on the legal profession.
U.S. News & World Report, in its 2015 Best Law Firms publication, ranks Bowles Rice as "First Tier" in more than 30 different areas of law in West Virginia. Chambers and Partners, a well-respected global peer-ranking organization, lists Bowles Rice among its "Top Ranked" law firms, and noted in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, "This fine team garners universal praise for its depth of experience and resources, thus maintaining its position among the front runners of the West Virginia market." The 2016 roster of The Best Lawyers in America® includes 53 Bowles Rice attorneys.