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Michael Stephen Bowser Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Chelmsford, MA

4.9   255 reviews

also known as Bowser Law


Licensed for 27 years

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Attorney Bowser has successfully defended hundreds of cases for clients charged with drunk driving, commonly referred to as Operating Under the Influence (OUI) in Massachusetts and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New Hampshire.   He is Board Certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. This certification is accredited by the American Bar Association but not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  He has developed a well earned reputation for being on of the top drunk driving defenders in the area. 

 

Attorney Bowser also handles a variety of personal injury claims for clients sustaining injury due to the negligence of others.  This negligence takes several forms.  His cases routinely include motor vehicle collision, premises liability, slip and fall, construction site, product defect and medical mal-practice.  In addition to meaningful settlements for his clients, Attorney Bowser is known for his ability and willingness to try a personal injury case to verdict.  His record of success in personal injury claims includes several large jury verdicts, even on cases that were deemed too risky or too small by the insurance industry and insurance defense bar.

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Licensed for 27 years
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 03/05/2010
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 09/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Bowser Law
2 Courthouse Lane, Unit 4
Chelmsford, MA, 01824-2300
Bowser Law
6 Manchester Street
Nashua, NH, 03064-2160
Bowser Law
37 Western Ave., Unit #307
Kennebunk, ME, 04043
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  255 customer reviews
Posted by Laura | October 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent! Look no further!
I was charged with a DUI in NH, live in MA. I was scared, sad, and felt like I had hit rock bottom. I couldn’t talk to anyone for days but knew I had to contact a lawyer for help. I knew nothing about dealing with anything like this- had a completely clean record. I got the courage to call, and spoke with Val- who was so kind and comforting during, what I felt like, was the worst time of my life. I met with Mike for the free consultation and knew immediately I needed to hire him. He was accommodating, friendly, comforting, and didn’t make me feel like I was the worst person on Earth (which is how I was feeling.) We won the ALS hearing - he knew keeping me able to drive was important. He also was kind and considerate- he asked me a few times if things were ok and made sure I still held my current job. The fact that he cared about ME instead of just getting paid meant a lot to me. I had several court conferences where I met with two different women lawyers from the firm- both were very kind, reassuring and nothing that I expected! They make you feel like family, in a way. My trial finally came, Attorney Bowser was there early to try and find some aggreement. And he did. My DUI was dropped down to the lesser charge of reckless driving. There’s some work I need to do based on the conditions, and am happy to do it. Attorney Bowser left me that day completely set up for success. He recommended a therapist to do the court ordered evaluation, he let me know that he will still work with me regarding the license suspension in NH (and getting it reinstated) and said that when the MA RMV gets involved, to let him know and he’d help with that. From start to finish, I am so glad I hired Attorney Bowser. I was scared- I didn’t know if I should go without a lawyer, or which to choose but if I could give you any advice- go with your gut- that’s why you’re reading this! The best outcome for you is Bowser Law- not only for the defense, but when you’re stressed more than you can imagine, there’s something comforting about being able to reach out to Val, in the office. She’s the best! Good luck!
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Posted by Brian | September 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Really good lawyer
I hired attorney Michael Bowser to fight drunk driving charges so I wouldn’t loose my Class A Commercial Drivers License. Not to get to into my case but I blew a .08 and caught with an open container in my personal vehicle. My charges were dropped from a Class B Misdemeanor to a Town Ordinance fine for $1,000 for breaking traction and was wrote off as like a noise violation and I got to keep my CDL. For anyone that’s trying to fight a DWI with a CDL I highly recommend hiring Mike Bowser he did a great job with my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2022
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Parents Perspective - Highly Recommend Michael
My son was charged with DUI, and several other charges due to a serious accident he had while driving home. Thank god, he was not serious injured, or anyone else. My son has a documented history of a seizure disorders and was seeing neurologist and other medical professionals to get it under control. Post-seizure trauma effects peoples senses differently based on the severity of the seizure disorder My son works in the medical field himself and a DUI charge would have effected his employment and future career path - the charges he was facing would have changed the direction of his life and not for the good. We contacted Mike and after the initial consultation we hired him to represent my son. Mike was beside us for nearly 18 months while collecting the facts, and preparing a solid case for my son. In the end, Mike was able to reach a settlement with the courts and my son was not charged with DUI and he got his life back. It was a very long journey, but Mike was beside our family the entire time guiding us through the legal process. He clearly understand how to navigate the legal system and work for proper justice for everyone. What I have learned from this is that every situation is different, and sometimes the courts do not take the time to really look at the whole picture and all the facts due to the case loads in the courts. Mike was able to get them to see my son's health situation and all of the other facts around the case. We are so grateful to Mike and his team - he saved my son's career and future. Thank You Mike
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2022
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There is no better option
Mike and his office are second to none. I was looking at a quite complicated case and was very stressed. Mike was a calming presence, with his professionalism and meticulous attention to detail he was able to help get my license back and avoid months of stress and depending on others for rides. His communication, responsiveness and straightforward approach makes it easy for you. He truly has your back and there isn’t anyone else I would recommend. There isn’t a price that can be put on what he does for. One is able to see the respect Mike demands when he enters a courtroom. While other lawyers are chit chatting, Mike is all business. No one is better than Mike Bowser.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2022
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Amazing attorney
I had the pleasure of working with attorney Bowsers. He handle my case very well, explained everything step by step, and fought hard to get me the results I deserved. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a well professional DUI attorney.
Posted by Tom | October 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Multi-State
I was involved in accidents in New Hampshire and Massachusetts on the same evening. There were felony charges in both states and Attorney Bowser was able to negotiate the charges to no loss of license and a minimal fine in both states. He said that I had a horse shoe up my a.. but I am old enough to know that it was his tremendous expertise and legal skill that delivered the result. I know that I will never need his services again but he would be the first call I would make.
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Posted by Mark | September 26, 2022
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OUI
I hired Mike for a OUI arrest, Mike did a Great job defending me.It was a first offense, Mike was able to have the OUI charge dropped with a Plea bargain and the charge of OUI Was changed to Reckless Driving I'm great full For His Understanding of the Laws of Drunk driving in NH I Recommend Mike if you ever Need the Best Attorney in Massachusetts or New Hampshire Call Mike Browser He knows how to handle The Law for Drunk Driving. I rate Mike 5 Stars.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2022
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Highly recommend!
I was charged with a dui in Hampton, NH. After reading many great reviews and an initial consultation, I hired Mike. Mike made an agreement with the prosecutor and got my dui misdemeanor dropped to a civil infraction of reckless driving. We plead guilty to the civil infraction in court, which was simple and quick process, and I ended up with no criminal record. Mike was extremely knowledgeable and professional. I felt confident based off Mike’s confidence that we would receive a desirable result from this case and Mike made it happen. Him and his office staff kept me well-informed and were willing to answer and help with all questions. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2022
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Ryan
Great lawyer. I got pulled over speeding late at night on my way home from a bar and was charged with a oui after failing sobriety tests. Michael Bowser was able to present reasonable doubt to the jury and I was found not guilty.
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I was charged with DUI. Police treated me unfairly as a handicapped person. Mr. Bowser presented the case so well that the judge dismissed the whole case. He did an outstanding job. I definitely recommend Bowser Law.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Mr.Bowser was a fantastic lawyer, he handled my cause professionally and I got the Desired outcome. I would recommend him to anybody that found themself in the situation as me.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Got me a not guilty verdict on a case i didn’t think we could win! Had the PBT results thrown out and proved to the court that there was not enough evidence to prove i was guilty.
Posted by Ron | July 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney ever!
I was in an accident and charged with my 2nd oui. I was pretty scared and starting searching for attorneys that could, hopefully, help me. I set up an appointment with Mike Bowser and explained my whole situation, and he took my case. It was at the beginning of COVID so many delays happened. But when it finally came time for my court case, Mike guided me through the process, and reassured me that we were good to go. In the end, the case was dismissed, due to Mike's expertise, and I am beyond grateful to him. His colleagues, and office staff are wonderful as well. If you need an excellent lawyer to help you, hire Mike Bowser! You won't be sorry!
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Posted by Jason | July 4, 2022
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LOOK NO FURTHER
Excellence in every aspect from the day I hired Atty. Bowser until the “NOT GUILTY” verdict. My second DUI. He represented me also on my first…“NOT GUILTY”. I am a Union laborer so having my license is crucial. No question, the best decision I ever made was to hire the BEST… Atty. Michael Bowser. He is amazing. Look no further. He does not disappoint! When you make a bad decision, Atty. Bowser is your man!
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2022
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Best Around!
I was charged with an OUI and we pleaded not guilty. We ultimately won the case as it was dismissed. Attorney Bowser is the best lawyer for DUI/OUI around. He was extremely nice throughout the entire process and never left me out of the loop. He laid out a step by step process of how everything would work and everything he said was comforting and hopeful. He is very well prepared and he knows exactly what he is doing when it comes to these types of cases and I would recommend Bowser to anyone and everyone!
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
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Grateful Client
Brilliant attorney. I received a DUI October 2019. Covid and other circumstances dragged it on for over 2 years. At trial I was pensive, terrified and prepared for the worst. When I finally saw him in action in the courtroom I realized how lucky I was. I was acquitted despite my thinking that my case was unwinnable. I can't recommend him highly enough. His perceptions of the tiniest details won my case despite 3 witnesses (2 were police officers) against me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2022
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If you want the BEST dui lawyer look no further
Mike was my lawyer and explained everything in great detail and kept me informed all the way through. He explained my odds but said they can always change. When we went for trial by judge he was on his game and controlled the courtroom. All I can say is absolutely the best lawyer and the only lawyer you should hire. Thanks Mike for everything and truly appreciate you defending me. Chris
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2022
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Outstanding performance in and out of the courtroom!
My son & I hired Mr Bowser as my son was in an accident and accused of a DUI. Mr Bowser was very helpful all the way thru the process, and took care of all the legal matters. We ended up going to court and my son was tried before a judge and found not guilty. Very high praise for how Mr Bowser and how he handled the case in and out of the courtroom. Definitely worth the cost of a GREAT lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2022
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Made it look easy
Mike was hired to spearhead a Third Offense OUI charge by the State of Massachusetts in Boston. Mike's attention to detail, and his knowledge of police training and procedure, proved monumental and left no option but a NOT GUILTY verdict. Attorney Mike Bowsers 25+ years of experience is fully applied in the court room and he got the results I needed. His skills have been honed to a razors edge and I would fully reccomend him.
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Posted by Frank | March 17, 2022
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Great counsel that goes the extra mile for clients
I hired mike bowser and his team after a dui charge in NH. He not only explained everything to me about how everything will take place and all of my options in great detail. I honestly believe he went above and beyond to get the absolute best possible outcome for my case. I would absolutely recommend using him and his team for counsel
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Bowser Law
  • 1994 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Normand & Shaughnessy, Attorneys at Law
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Law Clerk
  • Mycock, Kilroy, Green & Ford, Attorneys at Law
  • 1992 - 1992

Education

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI/DLA Seminar
  • 2017
  • National College for DUI Defense and National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity, Sept 2016
  • 2016
  • Axion Analytical Laboratories, Inc. /Training Institute, Inc.
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • 2013
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Forensic Evidence:Is it Science or is it Hogwash?
  • 2010
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Certificate of Completion NCDD Winter Session, Carribean Cruise
  • 2010
  • William C. Head, Attorney at Law
  • Forensic Blood and Urine Seminar
  • 2009
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • NCDD Winter Session, Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • 2009
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School
  • 2008
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • NCDD Summer Session conducted at the Harvard Law School
  • 2007
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Overcoming Juror Bias
  • 2006
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers/National College for DUI Defense
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases
  • 2006
  • National Business Institute
  • Getting Evidence & Expert Testimony Admitted into Court in N.H.
  • 2006
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Certificate of Completion NCDD Winter Session
  • 2006
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Presenting a Gold Medal Defense
  • 2005
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Certificate of Completion NCDD Winter Session
  • 2005
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
  • All Voir Dire
  • 2004
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Motor Vehicle Stops and Street Encounters/Search & Seizure
  • 2004
  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Personal Injury Practice in New Hampshire
  • 2004
  • National Business Institute
  • Practical Legal Ethics in New Hampshire
  • 2004
  • National Business Institute
  • Admissibility of Evidence and Expert Witnesses
  • 2004
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Beat the Breathalyzer
  • 2003
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Practical Ethics for Litigators: Former Client Conflicts
  • 2003
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
  • Auto Case Essentials
  • 2002
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association
  • New O.U.I. Law
  • 2002
  • First American Title Insurance
  • Attorney Round Table
  • 2002
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
  • Here Come the Judges
  • 2002
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Meeting the Challenge: Models for Winning
  • 2001
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Killer Cross Exam
  • 2001
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Auto Collision Cases
  • 2000
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Ultimate Trial Advocacy: Art of Persuasion
  • 2000
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
  • Here Come the Judges
  • 2000
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • New Frontiers in Overcoming Juror Bias
  • 1999
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Providence College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989
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Legal Cases

  • NH DWI DRUGS CHARGE REDUCED - 2014
  • CHARGE REDUCED
  • NH DWI DRUGS CHARGE REDUCED - 2014
  • CHARGE REDUCED
  • NH DWI DRUGS CHARGE REDUCED - 2014
  • CHARGE REDUCED
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Associations

  • Nashua Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Sustaining Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Board Certified DUI Defense Specialist
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2010

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • New Hampshire Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Advanced DWI Seminar
  • 2019
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Summer Session Continuing Ed
  • 2019
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Challenging Hospital Blood Draws
  • 2019
  • Lowell Bar Association
  • Challenging Hospital Blood Draws
  • 2019
  • National College of DUI Defense, Summer Session
  • Summer Session Continuing Ed
  • 2018
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Seminar
  • Advanced DWI Seminar
  • 2017
  • The Expert Network - WCAP on Air with Ted Panos
  • What do you do when you are pulled over?
  • 2013
  • Handling Breathalyzer Evidence Without an Expert
  • OUI Defense
  • 2011
  • The People's Law School
  • Motor Vehicle and Drug Crimes
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (9)
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the privilege of watching Mike Bowser both in educational lectures and at trial. He is excellent. The feedback I have received from people I have referred to him has consistently come back as extremely satisfied. His reputation generally is top notch, and deservedly so."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been a colleague of Michael Bowser for many years, and I know from handling cases against him as a prosecutor and watching him as a fellow criminal defense attorney that he is a highly skilled and effective criminal defense attorney. I have watched him go to trial in what appeared to be a very difficult case and obtain an acquittal (not guilty verdict) on behalf of his client. His knowledge of criminal law, especially DWI/DUI law, as well as his practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, makes him uniquely able to handle case that involve both states. He is an incredibly experienced and successful trial attorney, and I would feel more than comfortable referring any client to Attorney Bowser."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the top notch OUI attorneys in Massachusetts and New Hampshire."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Attorney Bowser in action and can honestly say he is a top flight attorney. He cares about his clients as seen by the numerous cases he has taken to a jury trial and receiving not guilty's. It is with great pleasure that I endorse Attorney Bowser."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mike for many years and found that he is one of the most resourceful and hardest working attorneys in the area of criminal defense. When I was a prosecutor, I always spent extra time on the cases that I had against Mike because I knew that his knowledge of the law, preparation and tireless effort would be amongst the best. I believe that Mike is one of the best DWI attorneys in Massachusetts and would recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike for many years, both in and out of the court room. He is a top notch trial lawyer. Mike is one of the most knowlegeable DWI attorneys around. He is an aggressive, hard working and dedicated advocate for his clients. This shows through in the great work and great results he gets for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an outstanding DUI lawyer who I have seen in court and can say that he is extremely effective in front of juries and is well respected by judges throughout Massachusetts. Mike became Board Certified in DUI defense which is an extremely difficult honor to achieve. I would highly recommend him for anyone charged with DUI."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Being a 10+ year, sustaining, lifetime member of the National College for DUI Defense, having attended over two dozen national DUI/DWI training seminars, I have been privileged to get to know many of our nation's finest DUI/DWI attorneys. Michael Bowser is without question amongst this group. I would not hesitate to refer a loved one of mine to him. In short, I proudly endorse Michael Stephen Bowser, Jr.! The fact he is also a friend and fellow colleague is but a bonus."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dedicated. Knowledgeable. Professional. Aggressive. Gutsy. All of these adjectives positively reflect Attorney Bowser. He has earned a true national reputation in defending the citizen among us who has been accused of a crime. I trust him. You will too. He is a true trial attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Bowser is a skilled DWI defense attorney with an exhaustive knowledge of the law and science of DWI. He works tirelessly to find new and creative ways to win his client’s cases. I strongly recommend Mike to anyone in Massachusetts facing a DWI charge."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I referred a very difficult DUI case to Mike which involved a man accused of driving into a building while intoxicated. Mike tried the case before a jury and obtained an acquittal despite these very bad facts. The client called me to thank me for giving him Mike's name. He said that Mike's cross examination was "smoking" and that Mike clearly knew much more than the officer about police procedure and the tests that were given to the client by the officer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a hard working and creative defender. I have attended some of the most advanced trainings with him and know he has the ability to win the tough cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have sent numerous clients to Attorney Bowser over the years...all who have been very satisfied with the manner in which their cases were handled. Mike is my first choice when referring out a DWI or personal injury matter. He is professional and courteous and has been a pleasure to work with."
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