Bowles Rice LLP

Natural Resources Department

West Virginia
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Bowles Rice has long been recognized as the go-to law firm in the oil and natural gas industry in the Appalachian Basin, serving clients since 1920. We are proud to represent the owners, operators, suppliers and producers that fuel the Appalachian region’s substantial contributions to our nation’s goal of energy independence.

We assist in all aspects of development, including strategic planning, business development, financing, acquisition and leasing of mineral interests and pipeline rights of way, title and curative work and permitting of wells.

Our experience and understanding of the oil and gas industry has resulted in significant opportunities to demonstrate our thought leadership. And, because of our depth of knowledge and experience in the industry, Bowles Rice was selected to serve as general counsel to the West Virginia Independent Oil and Gas Association. 

With a highly effective government relations team, available to assist with matters before municipal, state and federal government agencies, as well as assist with drafting and monitoring legislation that may affect the oil and natural gas industry-  we can provide consultation on legislative and regulatory matters, monitor legislation, provide written summaries of legislation, draft bills for introduction, draft amendments and amendments to regulations, prepare written comments, attend hearings related to legislation and regulation, and related matters.


Wilson, C. Seth (Head of Department)

Barnette, Scott

Bates, Heather

Bell, Andrew

Bragg, Jeremy

Conard, Evan

Cook, Kayla

Cottle, Joshua

D'Antoni, Mark

Dinsmore, Robert

Dollison, Charles

Frankovitch, W. Taylor

Giresi, Anthony

Hall, Melissa

Hall, Steven

Hanshaw, Roger

Hardman, Steven

Hines, Craig

Hudson, John

Hughes, Charles

Kent, Ryan

Kerns, Whitney

Lane, J Thomas

Martin, J. Breckinridge

Monteleone, Marc

Palumbo, Corey

Patterson III, George A

Schlimmer, Philip

Summers, Audrie

Wade, Charles



Energy & Natural Resources

Oil & Gas