Kimberly S. Croyle - Bowles Rice LLP

Kimberly S. Croyle

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 304-285-2504

Kimberly S. Croyle is a partner in the Morgantown office of Bowles Rice and a member of the Energy and Real Estate Development practice group.  Ms. Croyle provides guidance and counsel in the areas of mineral energy production, including property acquisition, litigation matters involving real estate, curative action, title examinations and other issues generated by the mining industry. 

She is active in the areas of land use and development, representing developers in commercial and residential development projects, including business formation, project planning, zoning, permitting and state and federal compliance.  

Her practice also includes commercial real estate work, property acquisition and permitting and title searches.  She has been appointed by the Monongalia County Commission to serve on the Monongalia County Board of Zoning Appeals. 

In addition to her work in energy law, Ms. Croyle provides assistance to Boards of Education in formulating policies and providing in service training to faculty and staff.  She offers advice and guidance to school boards throughout the State on education law issues, including bullying and harassment, special education issues (IDEA), §504 accommodations, personnel matters, Title IX, FERPA, Title VII, the ADA and general school laws.  She frequently appears on behalf of her clients before the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board; at Due Process Hearings and mediations; in state and federal court; and before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. 

Ms. Croyle is licensed in West Virginia, the United States District Courts for both the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

West Virginia UniversityBA 1989West Virginia UniversityJ.D. 1992

Case History

Terra Firma Co. v. Morgan, 223 W. Va. 329, 674 S.E.2d 190 (2008) —  (Represented Terra Firma Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Consol Energy, Inc., in litigation involving principal/agency relationships and real property transactions.)
City of Benwood v. Bd. of Educ., 212 W. Va. 436, 573 S.E.2d 347 (2002) — (Represented the Board of Education of the County of Marshall in litigation involving the contested closure and consolidation of schools.)
Board of Educ. of County of Randolph v. Scott, 217 W. Va. 128, 617 S.E.2d 478 (2005) — (Represented Board of Education of the County of Randolph in litigation involving posting and filling a service personnel position.)
Flint v. Board of Educ. of County of Harrison, 207 W. Va. 251, 531 S.E.2d 76 (1999) — (Represented the Board of Education of the County of Harrison in litigation regarding uniformity of pay for certain classifications of employees.)

Office Location

7000 Hampton Center
Morgantown, WV 26505-1720
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Education Law of the Morgantown Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Education Law of the Morgantown Metro Area
Kimberly S. Croyle has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Kimberly S. Croyle has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Education Law