Bowles Rice LLP
James V. Kelsh is a partner in the Charleston office of Bowles Rice and leads the firm's Infrastructure and Public Utilities practice areas. He is involved with entities involved on all sides of broadband, utility scale solar, water, sewer, electric, telecommunications, natural gas, solid waste, local government, and motor carrier services. He focuses his practice on representing clients before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. He also provides extensive assistance by advising clients on regulatory and financial matters concerning infrastructure development projects from conception to completion.
Mr. Kelsh received his J.D. in 1994 from the University of Virginia School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1988.
Mr. Kelsh is admitted to practice in West Virginia as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He is a member of many organizations including the West Virginia Rural Water Association, the West Virginia Waste Haulers Association, the West Virginia Municipal League, the Municipal Attorneys Association, the American Water Works of Association, and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.
He is certified by the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council and regularly attends meetings of the Infrastructure Council. Mr. Kelsh has assisted utilities with scores of projects involving the full range of funding sources.