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Alan Cary Bowden

Litigation Attorney at Leesburg, VA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 18 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 23 years
    Virginia - VA 25 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2000
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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Alan Bowden's practice is concentrated in the areas of family law and civil litigation. Mr. Bowden has extensive experience representing organization and individuals in all aspects of litigation and mediation. Throughout his career, Mr. Bowden has overseen a variety of complex commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. involving business tort actions and various contract disputes.

Mr. Bowden also practices corporate law and counsels business clients on a variety of corporate issues including formation, structure, capital raising, securities regulations, owner and shareholder agreements and all types of business contract issues.

Mr. Bowden is admitted to the Bars and practices in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He is also a member of the Virginia Bar Association. Mr. Bowden is active in both Bar and community related activities.

Mr. Bowden received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech (B.S. Finance) in 1991 and his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1998. He also earned his LL.M. degree from Georgetown University in Securities and Financial Regulation in 2002.

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Bowden Cooch & Meyer, PLLC
20 W Market Street
Leesburg, VA, 20176


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Posted by John | December 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney with Class, Integrity, Professionalism, and Tenacity, all while actually caring about the client.
I hired Alan in 2014, to represent me through my divorce proceedings. From the beginning and our first meeting, Alan was up front with the procedures involved and the expected outcomes and costs of representation as they related to my case. I was in a difficult situation and Alan was the exact type of attorney I needed. He was not afraid to put me in my place if I was getting ahead of myself, as this is easy to do when faced with a difficult situation such as divorce. He is a leader and instills confidence that the decisions being made are the right ones. I believe Alan's past experience in Litigation puts him a step above the rest when it comes to family law, as I have seen him in action and to say he prepared is an understatement. I would almost swear that the opposing attorney, not to be named, but from a very "powerful" and reputable firm, almost cried during our first hearing. It was as if he had lived the exact moment before and had the right answer for every question. The ability to prepare properly is a powerful tool and Alan has this, perfected from what I have seen. The trait that impressed me most about Alan was his character and his heart. Alan represented my case with the utmost integrity and with such feeling for what I needed and wanted. I had discussed with him from day 1, that I wanted to be the bigger person and do the right thing. I did not want to stray from this course of action, and in law, I have found, others will lie, cheat and steal to get the outcome they want. Alan, not only took my feelings into consideration, he found a way to achieve our goal without going outside the lines. It is hard to express in words, how much Alan has helped me through the most difficult time of my life. How much appreciation I have that, he is not only my attorney, but a friend, who genuinely wants to be there for me. Side note: Alan also represented my company prior asking him to represent me as I dealt with my family law issues. His knowledge of business law, helped me through a number of tough business decisions. A tip of the cap, once again.
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Posted by Alison. | December 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service, amazing representation and a gentleman!
When what should have been an uncomplicated divorce turned into a three ringed circus, I was very fortunate to have Alan Bowden as my council. From the onset he was caring, kind, upfront, plain spoken yet obviously very intelligent. There was never a moment I doubted his strategy or advice. During the court hearings he was very well prepared, professional, articulate and to the point, unlike the paper shuffling, mumbling and redundant questions from the opposition. Alan kept it simple, no mud slinging and classy. On top of Alan's apparent love for the law, justice and giving his client 100% , he is also a very nice guy and a pleasure to be around, even in difficult circumstances. I couldn't offer a higher recommendation!
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Attorney I could Have Imagined
Alan was both upfront and all-business as well as supportive and kind during my divorce. He made sure I received an equitable outcome and helped me to think through key decision points. He was also very empathetic, which in the tough moments really helped. I can’t recommend him strongly enough.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding work
I hired Alan to handle a dispute with a minority owner. He did an outstanding job in the representation.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bowden Cooch & Meyer, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present


  • Georgetown University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991


  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Alan is a smart and experienced attorney. His skills in the courtroom are formidable. He also knows how to negotiate cases to a successful resolution outside of the courtroom. Clients will find him personable, responsive and keenly observant. Alan will not compromise his ethical boundaries. He will listen carefully and develop the best strategy and choice of actions responsive to the needs and goals of his clients . Alan is one of the best."
Business Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alan is a smart, sharp, effective, detail-oriented lawyer. His a great advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is conscientious and thorough in his approach to the practice of law. Having worked with his firm on a matter for some time, I find him exceptional. Always willing to listen to his clients and present them with the best possible course of action makes Alan a stellar advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation

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Leesburg Litigation Lawyer Alan Cary Bowden
Alan Cary Bowden
Litigation Attorney
Leesburg, VA
Licensed for 25 years