Bowles Rice was founded in Charleston, WV in 1920 and has grown from three lawyers to 115 lawyers providing legal services to clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia from seven regional offices. The Bowles Rice firm and its attorneys have routinely been recognized in publications including US News & World Report’s Best Law Firms, Chambers and Partners, The Best Lawyers in America© and Benchmark Litigation. The firm or its attorneys are members of the Network of Trial Law Firms, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, American Bar Association, and The Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, and many other national and state-wide business organizations.
Statewide, fourteen Bowles attorneys donated over 50 hours to Legal Aid of West Virginia clients in 2019 including:
- Volunteers in the Morgantown office represented domestic violence victims in Domestic Violence Protective Order hearings
- The Charleston office staffed the Lawyer in the School Program at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary during October 2019
- Parkersburg office attorneys supported Law Day in Parkersburg in May 2019 by providing advice to Legal Aid clients
- Firm attorneys have also taken cases for advice, brief service and representation
Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Pro Bono Law Firm award is presented to the law firm in West Virginia that has provided the most hours of pro bono representation to West Virginians during a given year.