John S. Moore - Bowles Rice LLP

John S. Moore

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 304-347-1716

John Moore is a partner in the Charleston office of Bowles Rice with a special interest in health care, with an emphasis on hospital and physician business issues.  He has more than 25 years' experience in physician recruitment, employment and payor contracting and practice acquisition and management.  Mr. Moore serves as general counsel to the West Virginia Mutual Insurance Company (largest medical malpractice insuror in the state).

Both academic and private practice operations are a part of Mr. Moore's background.    He built and managed one of the largest Management Services Organizations (MSO) in the East, which supported over 200 physicians.  He knows the dynamics of both specialist and primary care physician practices. He frequently lectures hospital, physician and resident audiences on a wide variety of health care law and contract issues.

Mr. Moore earned his law degree in 1973 from the West Virginia University College of Law.  He was a member of Mountain, West Virginia University’s ranking honorary.  He is active in community initiatives ranging from serving two terms as Chairman of the Board for Goodwill Industries, long-term participation in Read Aloud WV, serving as Chairman of the West Virginia Multiple Sclerosis Chapter, volunteering for church and Boy Scout fund raising and serving as a Board Member of the Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center.  He and his wife, Joni, have been married for more than 30 years.

West Virginia UniversityBA 1970West Virginia UniversityJ.D. 1973
Center for Rural Health DeveloopmentKanawha Pastoral Counseling Center

Client Comments

"Mr. Moore has been an invaluable asset for our company. He has guided us through a difficult start-up and has been a strategic partner for our board and officers. His depth of dedication to this company has been outstanding and we involve him in every aspect of our operations. He has truly been an important part of our team."

"Mr. John Moore serves as Corporate Counsel to our insurance company, as much a part of the team as any of our staff. His leadership is valuable and his dedication to our mission has been beyond belief. I greatly value his input and plan to have a long-term relationship with him and his firm."

"Mr. Moore provides thoughtful advice, responds timely and is a friend to the organization. In many ways, the success of our organization is due to his skill and dedication."

"John Moore has a relaxed and engaging communication style that creates a comfortable atmosphere for conversation."

-Louise Reese
West Virginia Primary Care Association

Office Location

600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
United States

Practice Areas

Health Care Law