Ken Bowen, is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. Ken Bowen earned his Bachelors degree in Cognitive Psychology and International Affairs at Florida State University. Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Bowen worked as a teacher, truck driver, union laborer, waiter, small business manager, and beach lifeguard. Ken Bowen also proudly served his country as a Port Security Specialist in the United States Coast Guard. Mr. Bowen has traveled and lived in various regions of the United States as well as abroad, including Central and South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.
After graduating cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 1997, Attorney Ken Bowen began his legal career as a trial attorney at a small litigation firm based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Bowen went on to earn the coveted LL.M. degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law School, where he graduated with honors in the top 5% of his class. Mr. Bowen worked for a law firm in Vietnam where he specialized in international business transactions and international litigation and arbitration. After returning to Washington, D.C., Mr. Bowen worked as a contract attorney for several of the worlds largest law firms. In 2004, Mr. Bowen moved back to St. Petersburg to begin his own litigation firm. Attorney Bowen’s practice areas include personal injury (from dog bites to medical malpractice and everything in between), small business representation and international business.
Ken Bowen became certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit-civil and county mediator in 2007. Mr. Bowen is based in Pinellas County, but mediates and arbitrates cases throughout the Tampa Bay area and West Central Florida, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Lake, Hernando, Citrus, Marion, Sumter, Charlotte, Lee and Orange Counties.
Mediator Bowen is certified by the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, to mediate cases in federal court. Ken Bowen is on mediation panels for the American Arbitration Association; the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation; Mediation Managers, Inc.; the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation (arbitration proceedings conducted pursuant to Chapters 718 and 719 of the Florida Statutes), Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit, and several Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Managed Mediation Programs (pursuant to Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC09-54) throughout Florida. Mr. Bowen is recognized by his peers as having proven results in the resolution of commercial and civil disputes, and is a confirmed member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society.
Licensed since 1998
Hourly ($200-250/hour), Contingent (15-33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
I have known and worked with Mr. Bowen for a few years now as a mediator, and I can say without a doubt that he not only a great guy who is easy to work with, but also a fantastic lawyer. Ken actively participates in mediation by working hard to resolve any disputes. He is up to date on the law and always prompt and courteous. I can say without hesitation that I endorse his work.
Carol Lawson Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1998||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Distinction(Top 5%)||Georgetown University College of Law||2000|
|Cum Laude||Stetson University College of Law||1997|
|Lawyer / Mediator / Arbitrator||Lawrence K. Bowen, PA||2003 - 2011|
|Port Security Specialist||United States Coast Guard||2002 - 2006|
|Lawyer||Jones Day Reavis & Pogue (Contract lawyer)||2001 - 2003|
|Lawyer||Bich Law Firm (Vietnam)||2000 - 2001|
|Adjunct Professor||Georgetown University Law Center||2000 - 2000|
|Lawyer||Charles Scully, PA||1998 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals||N/A||N/A|
|Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society||N/A||N/A|
|Florida Academy of Professional Mediators||N/A||N/A|
|Literacy and Law Journal||The Effect of International Human Rights Law on Education in the United States: In Search of a New Paradigm||1999|
|International Law||Navigating Vietnam's Foreign Investment Code||1997|
|Georgetown University Law Center||International and Comparative Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2000|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Florida State University||N/A||N/A||1990|