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Gregory Philip Bowes

Gregory Bowes’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Doe v. Shults-Lewis Child and Family Services, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Child Abuse
    Date:
    Dec 21, 2001
    Outcome:
    Child Sexual Abuse Claim settled with public apology
    Description:
    In the 1960s, Teri Lee spent her childhood years in an orphanage in Porter County, Indiana. During that time, an adult houseparent raped her dozens of times. In 1994, Greg Bowes took over her case from another attorney. For the next seven years, Greg pursued the claim through the court system, taking the case all the way to the Indiana Supreme Court. See Doe v. Shults-Lewis Child & Family Services, Inc., 718 N.E.2d 738 (Ind. 1999), found at http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/opinions/archive/10089904.mcs.html. Greg's work resulted in a negotiated settlement that included a public apology.
  • Turner v. Munoz

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Outcome:
    Won a money judgment, including punitive damages, for victim of a shooting.
    Description:
    On April 17, 2004, Donnie Turner's drunken neighbor came to his back yard, pointed a handgun at him and fired. The bullet shot through his chest, puncturing his lung. Donnie spent three weeks in intensive care. Greg Bowes brought suit against the shooter, and ultimately persuaded a jury to award a judgment that included punitive damages. Greg also brought suit against the man who sold the handgun to the shooter, a known drunkard, and eventually negotiated a settlement of that claim.
  • Cunningham v. State

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Outcome:
    Conviction for Criminal Confinement reversed on appeal.
    Description:
    Mr. Cunningham was convicted of Criminal Confinement as a Class B felony, and Battery as a Class C felony. Greg Bowes succeeded in convincing the Indiana Court of Appeals that there was not enough evidence to support the Confinement conviction. The case is reported at Cunningham v. State, 870 N.E.2d 552 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007), available at http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/opinions/pdf/07250719jsk.pdf.
  • Brewer v. State

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Outcome:
    Theft conviction reversed and case remanded for a new trial.
    Description:
    Mr. Brewer was convicted of Theft. Greg Bowes succeeded in winning a new trial by showing that the trial judge had improperly instructed the jury. The case is reported at http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/opinions/pdf/02260703ewn.pdf.
  • Vanzandt v. State

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Outcome:
    Sentence reduced by 20 years because of a double jeopardy violation.
    Description:
    Mr. Vanzandt was convicted of multiple offenses related to a robbery. Greg Bowes convinced the Indiana Court of Appeals that one of the convictions violated the Indiana Constitution's protection against double jeopardy. Mr. Vanzandt's sentence was reduced by 20 years. The case is reported at Vanzandt v. State, 731 N.E.2d 450 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000); http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/opinions/archive/06200003.jgb.html.
  • Wieland v. State

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Oct 13, 2000
    Outcome:
    Sentence reduced by 20 years because of a double jeopardy violation.
    Description:
    Mr. Wieland was convicted of several crimes related to a robbery and murder at a convenience store. Greg Bowes convinced the Indiana Supreme Court that some of the convictions violated the Indiana Constitution's protections against double jeopardy. The Court reduced the sentence by 20 years. The case can be reviewed at Wieland v. State, 736 N.E.2d 1198 (Ind. 2000); http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/opinions/archive/10130001.bed.html.
  • Purdy v. State

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Apr 27, 2000
    Outcome:
    Five-year sentence reduced by one year.
    Description:
    Mr. Purdy was convicted of a felony and two misdemeanors. Greg Bowes convinced the Indiana Court of Appeals that the five-year sentence violated a statutory limitation on consecutive sentences, and the Court reduced the sentence to four years. The case can be reviewed at Purdy v. State, 727 N.E.2d 1091 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000); http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/opinions/archive/04270001.msm.html.
  • McClain v. State

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Mar 24, 1997
    Outcome:
    Successful appeal setting precedent that automatism based on sleep deprivation is not an insanity defense.
    Description:
    When Mr. McClain attempted to present expert testimony that he could not have intended to commit a crime because of sleep deprivation, the trial court refused to allow the testimony unless Mr. McClain claimed the defense of insanity. Greg Bowes took an interlocutory appeal to the Indiana Supreme Court. The Court determined that defenses such as automatism based on sleep deprivation are not insanity defenses, and ordered the trial court to allow the expert to testify. The case can be reviewed at McClain v. State, 678 N.E.2D 104 (Ind. 1997).