Experience and professionalism when you need it. Aggressive and compassionate advocate for you.
Mr. Bowen has lived in Northern Virginia for the majority of his life. He graduated from the University of Virginia and earned his law degree from the University of Richmond. He served on active duty for four years as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp and is now a retired U.S. Army Reserve JAG Officer.
Mr. Bowen has more than 30 years’ experience as a trial attorney primarily, and now exclusively, in the area of domestic relations law to include divorce, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, military pension cases and the division of government and myriad other retirement plans.
He is appointed by the Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court as a Neutral Case Evaluator and has been designated by the Court as a Judge Pro Tempore in certain divorce cases. He served three terms as an arbitrator on the 19th Judicial Circuit Committee on the Resolution of Fee Disputes for the Virginia State Bar. He is an active member of the Fairfax Bar Association and has been designated as a Circuit Court conciliator. Mr. Bowen is also involved as a member of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and Fairfax Bar Association. Mr. Bowen was recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Lawyer for 2011, and has received the honor of an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell by peer review.
Mr. Bowen has been an active member of the Ex-Partners of Servicemen/Women for Equality (EX-POSE) for nearly 20 years. He has been a frequent speaker for EX-POSE and the Women’s Center on issues of military benefits, pension rights, the Survivor Benefit Plan, division of property, child custody, child support and the collection of child support. He has also lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars sponsored by the Virginia State Bar and the Fairfax Bar Association.
Mr. Bowen is admitted to practice before:
- Supreme Court of the United States of America
- Supreme Court of Virginia
- Court of Appeals of Virginia
- Supreme Court of Texas
- United States Court of Military Review
- United States Court of Military Appeals
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1980||02/12/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top Lawyers||Northern Virginia Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyers||Northern Virginia Magazine||2011|
|Managing Partner||Bowen Law Firm||2004 - Present|
|JAG||Us Army Reserves (Jag Corps)||1984 - 1998|
|Senior Defense Counsel||Us Army, Europe||1980 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||ACTIVE MEMBER||1980 - Present|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||JD||1980|
|University of Virginia||BA||1977|
|annual meeting||military divorce||2010|
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