Bowles Rice LLP

Sandra M Murphy

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Practice Areas

Banking Law; Corporate Law and Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Regulatory and Securities Law; Commercial Transactions


Ms. Murphy is the leader of the Bowles Rice Banking Team. In addition to her work for banks throughout the region, she also serves as counsel to the Community Bankers of West Virginia, a role which includes significant government relations responsibilities. She also represents clients in all aspects of complex transactions, governance and compliance issues, as well as various other legal matters that arise in the operation of business.

Through her work with West Virginia's banking associations, Sandy has assisted the banking industry in its legislative efforts and has been deeply involved in the passage of significant legislation affecting the financial services industry. Most recently, Sandy advised and advocated for the industry in the passage of favorable legislation implementing sweeping changes to West Virginia consumer protection laws and West Virginia's consumer late fee laws.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

West Virginia Bar Association

Kanawha County Bar Association


Brooklyn Law School (JD, 1986); Yale University (BA, 1981).