The Honorable James J. Rowe of Lewisburg has been named a West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow. He was honored at a Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner in Charleston. For 16 years, the Bar Foundation, which is the philanthropic organization for the legal profession, has selected “those lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession with the individuals selected reflecting the diverse nature of the legal profession in West Virginia.” This year’s class of 18 lawyers and judges joins approximately 300 individuals, who have been previously selected as Bar Foundation Fellows. There are more than 5,000 judges and lawyers in West Virginia.
The Honorable James J. Rowe – Lewisburg, B.A., West Virginia University. J.D., George Mason University. Mental Hygiene Commissioner. Chairman, Greenbrier County Housing Authority. Member, Judiciary Committee Chairman and Majority Leader, WV House of Delegates. Circuit Court Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit. Founding Member, American College of Business Court Judges. Chairman, Board of Directors, WV Legal Services Plan. Board Member, Lewisburg Foundation. Judge Rowe is married to Sharon.