Bowles Rice LLP

Gerard R Stowers

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Practice Areas

Commercial and Civil Litigation; Appellate Litigation; Business Litigation; Financial Services Litigation; Oil & Gas Litigation; Professional Liability Defense


Mr. Stowers focuses his practice on commercial and general civil litigation. He has 40 years of experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, personal injury defense, automotive cases, work-place accidents, including mining, construction law, commercial disputes, personal injury defense, products liability, legal malpractice defense and employer liability litigation. His experience includes more than 100 civil jury and bench trials in federal and state courts, as well as appeals before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

West Virginia Bar Association

Kanawha County Bar Association (Former Officer)

Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

Defense Research Institute


J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1976)