Retired as partner, Bowles Rice, LLP (2007). Have represented Berkeley County, WV Commission (now Council) as its employee since 2007. Formerly, Appointments Secretary to then Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV (1977-1979); appointed WV State Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner 1979-1983; served United States Navy, Naval Security Group, Serbo-Croation Linguist; AB and MA degrees in political science from Marshall University; JD degree from College of Law, West Virginia University. Board of Governors, WV State Bar (2 terms); Lawyer Disciiplinary Board Member (2 terms); Legal Aid West Virginia, Board of Directors; Board of Directors, Martinsburg and Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce (2003-2005); former Chair, Public Defenders Corporation, Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit; former Presenter, Lawyers Leadership Institute; Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Dean's Partner, College of Law, West Virginia University; St. Luke's United Methodist Church; married to Claudia West, proud father of two sons: Samuel C. Bentley and J. Berkeley Bentley. Enjoy history, politics, travel, good wine and good friends.
Berkeley County Council
400 W Stephen St Ste 201
Martinsburg, WV, 25401-3838
|Legal Director||Berkeley County Commission (now Council)||2007 - Present|
|Partner||Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love||1989 - 2007|
|Associate||Rice, Douglas & Shingleton||1988 - 1989|
|Associate||Hatfield and Bentley||1986 - 1988|
|West Virginia University||J.D.||1986|
|Marshall University||A.B. and M.A.||1975|
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