J. Berkeley Bentley, General Counsel
J. Berkeley Bentley, General Counsel

West Virginia governor names new General Counsel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice recently announced that J. Berkeley Bentley will serve as his General Counsel.

Bentley has served as Justice’s Deputy General Counsel and Senior Counsel for Policy Legislation since April 2019. He previously worked at the West Virginia law firm Bowles Rice, advising clients on a wide range of matters, including representing private and public entities in finance and municipal bond transactions.

Bentley is a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law and also holds BAs in English and Political Science from WVU, MAs in History from WVU and Baltic Studies from the University of Tartu in Estonia, and an Executive Master’s in Business Administration from WVU.

Justice’s previous General Counsel, Brian Abraham, was promoted to Chief of Staff in early 2021.

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