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Lawrence K Bowen

Lawrence K Bowen Jr.

also known as Ken Bowen

Practice areas:

Mediation, Car Accidents, Commercial, Medical Malpractice

Lawrence Bowen

About Me

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.




Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Mediation: 60%
    9 years
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    18 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    9 years
  4. Commercial: 10%
    14 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Contingent (15-33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jon Byron Coats

    I have known and worked with Mr. Bowen for a few years now and can say without a doubt that he not only a great guy who is easy to work with, but also a fantastic lawyer who takes his clients' cases to heart and truly represents their best interests. Highly recommend!!


    Jon Coats Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew Decell Weidner

    I have known and worked with Mr. Bowen for many years now. He is a very dedicated and committed professional, fair and committed to the highest ideals of the legal profession.


    Matthew Weidner Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

204 37th Avenue North
Suite 313
St Petersburg, FL, 33704


FLMember in Good Standing199805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinction(Top 5%)Georgetown University College of Law2000
Cum LaudeStetson University College of Law1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Lawyer / Mediator / ArbitratorLawrence K. Bowen, PA2003 - 2011
Port Security SpecialistUnited States Coast Guard2002 - 2006
LawyerJones Day Reavis & Pogue (Contract lawyer)2001 - 2003
LawyerBich Law Firm (Vietnam)2000 - 2001
Adjunct ProfessorGeorgetown University Law Center2000 - 2000
LawyerCharles Scully, PA1998 - 2000

Association NamePosition NameDuration
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Academy of Distinguished NeutralsN/AN/A
Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator SocietyN/AN/A
Florida Academy of Professional MediatorsN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mullins v. HassonSettled
Klein v. Gull AireSettled

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Publication NameTitleDate
Literacy and Law JournalThe Effect of International Human Rights Law on Education in the United States: In Search of a New Paradigm1999
International LawNavigating Vietnam's Foreign Investment Code1997

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterInternational and Comparative LawLL.M - Master of Laws2000
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Florida State UniversityN/AN/A1990