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Gordon L. Mowen, II
Attorney Gordon L. Mowen, II
Representing individual and corporate clients across a variety of matters in West Virginia and beyond.

About Gordon L. Mowen, II

Gordon advises corporate clients on a wide array of legal issues and currently serves as General Counsel to multiple regional and national corporate clients in the manufacturing, energy, and residential services industries.  He has been recognized as a Rising Star Super Lawyer in the area of Business and Corporate law—an award given out to less than 2.5% of attorneys.  As one client has commended, “What I appreciate most about working with Gordon is his strategic thinking and ability to anticipate any potential roadblocks or issues that can arise.”

Gordon is also an experienced litigator and has seen multiple cases to verdict. From pre-suit investigations, discovery, pretrial proceedings, dispositive motions, and trial, Gordon has years of experience defending corporate clients against hundreds of claims—ranging from employment issues, premises and personal injury claims, contract disputes, and environmental and products cases—in both State and Federal court, and various administrative bodies. He has built his practice around obtaining successful results for his clients.

In addition, Gordon is an accomplished appellate advocate and has practiced before many appellate bodies, including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and state appellate courts across the nation.  In 2018, Gordon co-wrote an amicus brief on behalf of a 28-State coalition in The American Legion, et al. v. American Humanist Association, et al., No. 17-1717, and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association, et. al., No. 18-18, two cases in which the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a publicly-maintained World War I memorial, a copy of which is available on SCOTUS’ docket, here: Docket for 17-1717 (

A graduate with honors of the University of Kentucky College of Law, Gordon served as the Articles Editor on the Kentucky Law Review, and his note was published in the 101st Volume.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia


  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law
    • Kentucky Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • B.A., University of Louisville

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Member
  • National Association of Attorneys General Training and Research Institute Trial School (2018)


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Appellate, Insurance Law, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2024)
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Star, Business and Corporate Law (2023)