Alan’s hometown is Orlando, Florida. Prior to his birth, his family lived in Orlando, but then moved to Agana, Guam, where Alan was born. After living two years in Guam, he and his his family moved to Puerto Rico, where they lived for two years, before returning to Orlando permanently.
In high school and college, Alan was extensively involved in the Boy Scouts of America, including achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and serving as a regional and national youth and adult leader. After high school, Alan attended his local state university, the University of Central Florida (UCF), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Legal Studies in 2002. While at UCF, Alan was extensively involved in many on and off-campus activities, such as competing in the school’s undergraduate trial team, contributing to the Florida 2012 Olympic Bid Committee, serving as a Resident Assistant, and working as a part-time paralegal for solo and small firm practitioners. After working as a full time paralegal following his collegiate studies, he attended Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia. There, he competed in the school’s moot court team, earned a Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, & Drafting, and received a Juris Doctor degree in 2006. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
While at Mercer Law, Alan began his service in bar associations, particularly the American Bar Association. From 2004 – 2006, he served as the Law Student Division Liaison to the Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division, where his activities included creating and developing the GP|Solo Law Student Mentoring Certificate Program. Since then, Alan has and continues to be extensively involved in the Division’s governance and programming, including being elected to the Division’s Council as the youngest attorney and only Naval Officer in the Division’s history and serving as its first Managing Director (a position akin to a Chief of Staff). Likewise, Alan served as a leader in the ABA Young Lawyers Division, including serving as the national young lawyer representative of United States Armed Forces and Federal Bar. And, he serves on the Board of Governors for The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division.
Alan began his United States military career while studying at Mercer Law. During his second year in law school, he was commissioned into the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Navy. He attended Officer Indoctrination School in October 2006, shortly after getting married, and Naval Justice School in January 2007. In April 2007, he reported to Naval Station Everett, Washington to serve in the branch office of Naval Legal Service Office Northwest. There, he practiced military justice (criminal) defense and legal assistance and also served as Branch Head. In February 2009, he returned to his home state and reported to Key West, Florida to serve as Staff Judge Advocate to Naval Air Station Key West, which is akin to practicing as an in-house counsel to a municipality. Recently, Alan became the President of the Military Officers Association of America's upstart Florida Keys Chapter.
In July 2012, Alan bid farewell to the United States Navy, at least as an active duty Naval Officer. He exited the Naval Service to pursue a civilian legal career. He continues his military career in the U.S. Navy Reserve Component. He was recently named President of the upstart Florida Keys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.
Alan loves the food, wine, craft beer, reading, writing, and travel. He is an avid scholar of leadership, communication, and entrepreneurship. Alan is married to Kelly Erickson Fowler of Orlando, Florida, who also graduated from the University of Central Florida. Like Alan, Kelly is an entrepreneur in her right - she is the Founder and Operator of Just Save the Date: Event Planning & Design. The couple resides in Old Town Key West.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||06/19/2016|
|WA||Military Attorney - Terminated||2008||08/16/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Vigil Honor Member||Boy Scouts of America - Order of the Arrow||1996|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||1995|
|Founder and Owner||Alan Fowler Law, PLLC||2012 - Present|
|Staff Judge Advocate||Naval Air Station Key West||2009 - 2012|
|Attorney||Naval Legal Service Office Northwest Pacific||2007 - 2009|
|Clerk||Superior Court Judge||2006 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division||Director||2012 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors||16th Circuit Governor||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division||Extensive leadership positions||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division||Managing Director||2012 - 2014|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Chair||2010 - 2010|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||District Representative - Military & Federal Bar||2009 - 2012|
|Animal Abuse & Battery Charges in Key West, Florida||Full Acquittal on All Charges|
|Beer & Wine License for Key West Donut Shop||Special Exception Granted - Key West Donut Shop Permitted to Obtain Beer & Wine License|
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|Southernmost Flyer, NAS Key West||Protecting Servicemembers In Foreclosure||2011|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Central Florida||English & Legal Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Counseling Farmers, Food Entrepreneurs, and Restaurants on Food Labeling Laws||Food Labeling Laws for Restaurants||2013|
|2012 Spring Conference||Personal Branding for Young Lawyers||2012|