The law firm of Bowles Rice has been recognized as "Top Ranked" in the newly released 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
The firm is hailed in each of the five areas of law evaluated by the publication's researchers in West Virginia: corporate/commercial law; labor and employment law; commercial litigation; natural resources law; and real estate law.
Chambers editors also identified as "Leaders in their Field" 21 Bowles Rice lawyers, including a number of attorneys with offices in Charleston: Carl D. Andrews, Real Estate Law; Julia A. Chincheck, Corporate/Commercial Law, Banking & Finance; Mark H. Dellinger, Labor & Employment Law; F. Thomas Graff Jr., Corporate/Commercial Law and Natural Resources Law; Thomas A. Heywood, Corporate/Commercial Law and Corporate/Commercial Law, Healthcare; Robert S. Kiss, Corporate/Commercial Law, Tax; Leonard B. Knee, Natural Resources Law, Environment; J. Thomas Lane, Natural Resources Law; Charles M. Love III, Litigation, General Commercial and Litigation, Mass Tort; Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman, Corporate/Commercial Law; Marc A. Monteleone, Corporate/Commercial Law, Tax; John S. Moore, Corporate/Commercial Law, Healthcare; Sandra M. Murphy, Corporate/Commercial Law, Banking & Finance; George A. Patterson III, Natural Resources Law; Camden P. Siegrist, Corporate/Commercial Law, Banking & Finance; and Gerard R. Stowers, Litigation, General Commercial.
Five other Bowles Rice lawyers working outside of Charleston also were recognized. Brian Peterson, cited for Labor & Employment Law work, practices from the firm's Martinsburg office, as does Charles F. "Chazz" Printz, Litigation, General Commercial; Stephen M. Mathias, Real Estate Law; and Michael E. Caryl, Corporate/Commercial Law, Tax.
Seth Wilson, honored for work in Natural Resources Law, has his practice in the firm's Morgantown office.
Bowles Rice is a regional law firm with more than 135 attorneys and eight regional offices in West Virginia, Pennsylvania Kentucky and Virginia. Besides its locations in Charleston, Martinsburg and Morgantown, Bowles Rice has two other Mountain State offices, in Moundsville and Parkersburg.