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I am the owner and principal attorney of Bowman Law PLLC, a law firm based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and serving clients throughout the Piedmont Triad and beyond. I assist clients in legal matters of various types, including employment and personal injury cases, Social Security claims, and contested unemployment benefits hearings. Additionally, I choose to focus a great deal of my work in the area of workers' compensation law, representing individuals affected by job-related injuries and occupational diseases.


After graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in the top ten percent of my class, I gained a great deal of knowledge and experience while representing insurance carriers and employers in workers' compensation cases throughout the state. While this experience provided me with a thorough knowledge of my area of practice, I found it extraordinarily difficult to imagine the defense of insurance companies as my life’s work. Accordingly, after much careful planning and preparation, I formed Bowman Law PLLC to serve North Carolina residents and employees in need of experienced, aggressive representation by a uniquely qualified attorney.


I love my job.


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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    5 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
    5 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    5 years
  4. Employee Benefits: 10%
    5 years
  5. Employment: 10%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Bowman Law PLLC

8011 North Point Blvd, Suite E
Winston-Salem, NC, 27106

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive201110/30/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"10 Best" Attorney Nomination of North CarolinaAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Elected to Membership in the Order of the Coif (Highest 10%)National Order of the Coif and So. Car. Chapter of the National Order of the Coif2011
CALI (Am. Jur.) Award for Excellence in Products Liability lawCenter for CALI (National Organization)2010
Granted Membership in the Order of the Wig and RobeOrder of the Wig and Robe2010
South Carolina Law Review, Staff Editor, 2009-2011South Carolina Law Review2009
CALI (Am. Jur.) Excellence Award in Legal WritingCenter for CALI (National Organization)2009
CALI (Am. Jur.) Excellence Award for in Tort LawCenter for CALI (National Organization)2008
Membership in Phi Alpha Delta (2004)Phi Alpha Delta, International Law Fraternity2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyBowman Law PLLC2013 - Present
Volunteer AttorneyLegal Aid of North Carolina2011 - Present
AttorneyHedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP2012 - 2013
AttorneyMerritt, Webb, Wilson & Caruso, PLLC2012 - 2012
Litigation Support - Antitrust Litigation ParalegalHunton and Williams, LLP2006 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2013 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
North Carolina State BarMember2011 - Present
Order of the CoifLifetime Member2011 - Present
Order of the Wig and Robe (Univ. So. Car.)Lifetime Member2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Workers' Compensation, Employment, Personal injury, and Social SecuritySuccessful outcomes in numerous cases handled by Bowman Law PLLC
Client v. N.C. Public EmployerClient prevailed, demonstrating entitlement to compensation sought
Client v. Employer and Workers' Compensation Insurance CarrierSuccessful resolution of disputed workers' compensation and employment issues. Client established entitlement to workers' compensation benefits and received accrued and ongoing medical and wage-loss benefits
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Carolina Compensation (TM), Bowman Law PLLC Publications, 2014Joseph S. Bowman, "North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law--An Overview of the Rights and Obligations of Injured Workers"2014
Carolina Compensation (TM), Bowman Law PLLC Publications, 2014Joseph S. Bowman, "An Overview for Local Unions of Workers' Compensation Law and Other Legal Issues Beyond the Scope of the Duty of Fair Representation"2014
Madden and Owen on Products Liability, 3d ed. (West Group Publication)Research Assistant, Madden & Owen on Products Liability2013
Bowman Law PLLC - Carolina Compensation (TM) - The Bowman Law BlogCarolina Compensation (TM) - The Bowman Law Blog2013
Resource Library - Bowman Law PLLCResource Library - Bowman Law PLLC2013
Products Liability Law, 3d ed. (West Group Publication, Hornbook Series)Research Assistant, David G. Owen, Products Liability Law2013
South Carolina Law ReviewStaff Editor, David Klein, What Can We Demand of Judges in Return for Independence?2011
South Carolina Law ReviewStaff Editor, John P. Freeman, Appearance of Impropriety, Recusal, and the Segars-Andrews Case2011
South Carolina Law ReviewStaff Editor, Henry L. Chambers, Jr., The Wild West of Supreme Court Employment Discrimination Jurisprudence2010
South Carolina Law ReviewStaff Editor, James A. Henderson, Jr., Aaron D. Twerski, Reaching Equilibrium in Tobacco Litigation2010
South Carolina Law ReviewStaff Editor, Donald G. Gifford, Climate Change and the Public Law Model of Torts: Reinvigorating Judicial Restraint Doctrines2010
South Carolina Law Review, Volume 62Staff Editor, South Carolina Law Review, Volume 622010
South Carolina Law ReviewJoseph S. Bowman, Case Summary,Muffley ex. rel. NLRB v. Spartan Mining Co., 570 F.3d 534 (4th Cir. 2009).2010
South Carolina Law ReviewStaff Editor, Allen Thomas O'Rourke, Refuge from a Jurisprudence of Doubt: Hohfeldian Analysis of Constitutional Law2009
South Carolina Law ReviewStaff Editor, Ralph C. Brashier, Policy, Perspective, and the Proxy Will2009
South Carolina Law ReviewStaff Editor, Melissa H. Weresh, I'll Start Walking Your Way, You Start Walking Mine: Sociological Perspectives on Professional Identity Development and Influence of Generational Differences2009
South Carolina Law Review, Volume 61Staff Editor, South Carolina Law Review, Volume 612009
South Carolina Law ReviewStaff Editor, Robert C. Ferrell, The Equal Protection Class of One Claim: Olech, Enquist, and the Supreme Court's Misadventure2009
South Carolina Law ReviewStaff Editor, William E. Nelson, The Height of Sophistication: Law and Professionalism in the City-State of Charleston, South Carolina, 1670-17752009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Presentations to Employee Members of Local Unions Organized in North CarolinaJoseph S. Bowman, "North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law--An Overview of the Rights and Obligations of Injured Workers"2014
Carolina Compensation (TM) Free Seminar SeriesNorth Carolina Workers' Compensation, Employment Law, Social Security Disability, Social Security Supplemental Security Income, North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Compensation2014
Bowman Law PLLC Seminar Series for Leadership Members of Local Unions Organized in North Carolina, by Invitation OnlyJoseph S. Bowman, "An Overview for Local Unions of Workers' Compensation Law and Other Legal Issues Beyond the Scope of the Duty of Fair Representation"2014
Bowman Law PLLC Presentation Series for Employee Members of Local Unions Organized in North Carolina, by Invitation OnlyNorth Carolina Workers' Compensation Law2014
Presentations to Employee Members of Local Unions Organized in North CarolinaJoseph S. Bowman, "North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law--An Overview of the Rights and Obligations of Injured Workers"2013
Carolina Compensation (TM) Free Seminar Series OnlineNorth Carolina Workers' Compensation, Employment Law, Social Security Disability, Social Security Supplemental Security Income, North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Compensation2013
Carolina Compensation (TM) Free Seminar SeriesFree public seminars on workers' compensation, social security, and unemployment benefits claims in North Carolina2013
Academic Assistance Program - Univ. of So. Car. School of LawTorts - Teaching Assistant2011
Academic Assistance Program - Univ. of So. Car. School of LawTorts - Teaching Assistant2010
Academic Assistance Program - Univ. of So. Car. School of LawTorts - Teaching Assistant2009