Full Name
Roger Hanshaw
Job Title
Speaker of the House
West Virginia Legislature
Speaker Bio
West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw, first elected in 2014, practices law at Bowles Rice in Charleston. He concentrates on environmental and technical issues that arise in business transactions as well as regulatory compliance and litigation.

Hanshaw earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, which allows him great insight into the science-driven field of environmental law. He attended West Virginia University for his undergraduate and his law degrees. Hanshaw has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

He is one of about 250 certified professional parliamentarians in the United States, regularly counseling government bodies and nonprofits on meeting procedures. He is a member of Leadership West Virginia, Class of 2009 and regularly provides classes with instruction in parliamentary procedure.

He serves on the boards of the West Virginia Farm Bureau and Clay County Business Development Authority. One of his greatest passions is the work he does volunteering with and for the West Virginia FFA. Hanshaw has quietly put incredible time, energy and influence behind efforts to end childhood hunger, improve childhood literacy and expand the classroom resources West Virginia teachers have for the earliest grades.

He and his wife Kirsten, a history teacher at Clay County High School, have two young daughters, Kathryn and Rebecca
Roger Hanshaw