Nine attorneys have joined Bowles Rice: Michael M. Cary, Daniel J. Cohn, Kayla A. Cook, W. Taylor Frankovitch, Roger G. Hanshaw, Lindsey D.C. McIntosh, Thompson R. Pearcy, Jared T. Moore and Brittany Leah Vascik.
They join the firm's expanding practice areas of energy law, environmental law, real estate law, litigation, corporate and commercial law, education law and employment law.
Cary earned his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2011, where he was a member of the Black Law Student Association. He earned his undergraduate degree in English, magna cum laude, from the University of Charleston in 2007, where he received the President's Award for Outstanding Senior.
Cary is part of the firm's Education Law Group which serves school boards, regional educational service agencies and multi-county vocational centers throughout West Virginia. He will work in the firm's Charleston office.
Cohn earned his law degree summa cum laude, from Florida Coastal School of Law. He is part of the firm's Charleston office and will practice in the area of commercial and financial services.
Cohn earned his undergraduate degree in communication, summa cum laude, from South Carolina's College of Charleston in 2003 and served in law enforcement and as an investigative specialist for the FBI before entering law school.
Cook is a 2012 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Barristers. She is part of the firm's Energy Department in the Morgantown office and will practice in the areas of energy and real estate law.
Cook earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in accounting, from West Virginia University in 2009.
Frankovitch has joined the firm's newest office, in Southpointe, Pa. He is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia and is working in the areas of energy, real estate, corporate law and litigation.
Frankovitch earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington and Jefferson College in 2007, degrees from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Duke University School of Law, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.
Hanshaw brings a strong foundation in science to his law practice and the environmental law team in the firm's Charleston office. Prior to earning his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2012, he earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from West Virginia University in 2002, where he was won the Dennis O'Brien Award, given annually to the top graduate of the WVU Honors Program.
He served as assistant director and director of research for the WVU Extension Service from 2008 to 2012 and has written numerous articles for scientific publications.
Hanshaw also is a certified professional parliamentarian and professional registered parliamentarian and regularly counsels government bodies and nonprofit organizations throughout the state and nation on meeting procedures, parliamentary law, bylaws construction and convention management.
McIntosh is a 2012 graduate of the West Virginia College of Law, where she was a recipient of the W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship. She served as community service chair for the Student Bar Association and academic chair for the Black Law Student Association.
She practices in the employers' legal services group in the firm's Charleston office. In 2009, she earned her undergraduate degree in business administration from West Virginia University, where she served as a member of the Student Board of Governors.
Moore earned his law degree from West Virginia University in 2012, where he was a member of the Order of the Barristers, president of the Marilyn E. Lugar Association and 2012 champion of the Lugar Cup competition. He is a member of the firm's Litigation Department in the Charleston office. He earned his undergraduate degree in business administration, summa cum laude, from West Virginia University.
Pearcy is a member of Bowles Rice's commercial and financial services group in Charleston. He also is practicing in energy law. He earned his law degree from West Virginia University last year.
At WVU, he won the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for health care torts and employment law. He earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from West Virginia University in 2007 and worked as a financial services representative before entering law school.
Vascik has joined the litigation department in the firm's Charleston office. She is a 2012 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, where she served as executive publications editor and associate editor of the West Virginia Law Review.
She earned her undergraduate degree in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 2009 and attended the Alliance Francaise in Paris in 2005.
Bowles Rice is a regional, full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys and eight offices. Besides the firm's Charleston and Morgantown locations, it also has offices in Martinsburg, Moundsville and Parkersburg, as well as in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Virginia.