Hampton Rose’s multi-faceted practice is rooted in a desire to get things done. Even as a 4th generation West Virginia lawyer, Hampton took a unique path to his profession. Prior to law school, Hampton operated heavy equipment in West Virginia coal mines and remains certified as a black hat miner. That experience opened Hampton’s eyes to the energy industry in West Virginia and helped him develop his skills as a problem solver.
Hampton’s clients depend on him when engaged in commercial transactions and related financing, often involving mineral assets and real estate. Local, regional, and national financial institutions call on Hampton for assistance in negotiating deal terms, drafting documents, performing due diligence, insuring title, and perfection of security interests in collateral.
Hampton is also a zealous advocate for clients who seek guidance navigating both the legislative and executive branches of state government. Hampton, who is a registered lobbyist, represents clients in a broad array of industries before the West Virginia Legislature to shape policy on issues vital to their success. Clients, as well as elected officials, appreciate Hampton’s collaborative and amiable approach, rooted in his desire to make West Virginia a better place to do business, raise a family, and grow roots.
Memberships & Awards
2011-2017 Bowles Rice LLP
2016-2018 West Virginia House of Delegates, Counsel, Finance Committee and Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development Committee