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 110 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 2019 Best Law Firms publication, ranks Bowles Rice as "First Tier" in 40 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 2018 edition of Chambers USA, "Happy clients highlight their satisfaction with the team, saying This is the best firm I have ever dealt with." The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© includes 40 Bowles Rice attorneys. Benchmark Litigation, which publishes a definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys, recognized Bowles Rice as its "West Virginia Law Firm of the Year" for 2017 and 2018.