Katrina N. Bowers

Area of Emphasis

Katrina Bowers is an associate in Babst Calland’s Energy and Natural Resources and Litigation groups. Ms. Bowers’ practice focuses primarily on representing oil and gas companies in litigation concerning a variety of matters including trespass, negligence, property damage, title disputes, and fraud. She has advised oil and gas companies regarding proposed, pending, and enacted safety, health, and environmental regulations. Additionally, Ms. Bowers has represented coal operators in cases alleging adverse treatment, deliberate intent, and wrongful termination. Further, she has represented clients against civil penalties and violations issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Background

Ms. Bowers graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Public Relations from Marshall University.  She matriculated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2013, where she served on the Moot Court Board and as the president of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia’s Student Society. During law school, Ms. Bowers worked as an intern for the Uniform Law Commission reviewing proposed uniform laws and rendering recommendations to the West Virginia Legislature based upon the same.

Memberships and Affiliations

Ms. Bowers is admitted to the West Virginia Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Ms. Bowers remains actively involved in the Defense Research Institute and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, where she has chaired the Safety and Health and Energy committees since 2013. She was also the 2016 Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Young Lawyer of the Year.

Publications/Presentations

Revision to W.Va. Code §23-4-2(d)(2)(ii) (the “Deliberate Intent” Statute), 2015; MSHA’s Trends in Enforcement, 2015; and The Arrival of Proximity Detectors: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait?, 2015.