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Lawrence K Bowen Jr.

Mediation Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Ken Bowen

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 25 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 24 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1999
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Lawrence

Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    Certified by the Florida State Supreme Court for any circuit civil or county court mediation, including presuit and court ordered. Also certifed in Foreclosure Mediation, and certified to mediate federal cases for the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

    17 years

  2. Car accident
    Handle all aspects of automobile accidents from pre lawsuit through trial.

    26 years

  3. Commercial real estate
    Representing parties in commercial disputes from pre lawsuit through trial.

    22 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    Representing victims of medical negligence.

    17 years

Ken Bowen, is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. Ken Bowen earned his Bachelors degree in Cognitive Psychology and International Affairs at Florida State University. Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Bowen worked as a teacher, truck driver, union laborer, waiter, small business manager, and beach lifeguard. Ken Bowen also proudly served his country as a Port Security Specialist in the United States Coast Guard. Mr. Bowen has traveled and lived in various regions of the United States as well as abroad, including Central and South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

After graduating cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 1997, Attorney Ken Bowen began his legal career as a trial attorney at a small litigation firm based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Bowen went on to earn the coveted LL.M. degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law School, where he graduated with honors in the top 5% of his class. Mr. Bowen worked for a law firm in Vietnam where he specialized in international business transactions and international litigation and arbitration. After returning to Washington, D.C., Mr. Bowen worked as a contract attorney for several of the worlds largest law firms. In 2004, Mr. Bowen moved back to St. Petersburg to begin his own litigation firm. Attorney Bowen’s practice areas include personal injury (from dog bites to medical malpractice and everything in between), small business representation and international business.


Ken Bowen became certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit-civil and county mediator in 2007.  Mr. Bowen is based in Pinellas County, but mediates and arbitrates cases throughout the Tampa Bay area and West Central Florida, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Lake, Hernando, Citrus, Marion, Sumter, Charlotte, Lee and Orange Counties.


Mediator Bowen is certified by the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, to mediate cases in federal court. Ken Bowen is on mediation panels for the American Arbitration Association; the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation; Mediation Managers, Inc.; the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation (arbitration proceedings conducted pursuant to Chapters 718 and 719 of the Florida Statutes), Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit, and several Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Managed Mediation Programs (pursuant to Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC09-54) throughout Florida.  Mr. Bowen is recognized by his peers as having proven results in the resolution of commercial and civil disputes, and is a confirmed member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society.



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Lawrence K Bowen Jr.
204 37th Avenue North
Suite 313
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33704


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Jeff | November 1, 2011
Great Mediator
Mr. Bowen mediated a complicated and contentious lawsuit that I was involved in. After mediating for more than 5 hours, and almost giving up a couple of times, the case settled. Mr. Bowen was patient, persistent, and kept us focused on the important issues. He is a true professional and I highly recommend him as a mediator.
Posted by Sean | February 15, 2010
Knowledgable and Personable
Attorney Bowen represented me 3 years ago when I was in a car accident, He did an amazing job and although I am sure he had many other cases treated me and my case as if I and my case were his most important. This is something you just don't seem find much of anymore. I recommended him to a friend of mine and now He's currently helping ahim with an insurance dispute. In my opinion, He's a great lawyer and I highly recommend him".
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2010
Ken is an excellent lawyer!
Three years ago I was hit by a drunk driver. The insurance company was not helping me and just gave me the run around. Ken did a great job handling my case. It was such a relief to not have to worry about all the hospital bills and be able to focus on healing.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-33%


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer / Mediator / Arbitrator
  • Lawrence K. Bowen, PA
  • 2003 - 2011
  • Port Security Specialist
  • United States Coast Guard
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Lawyer
  • Jones Day Reavis & Pogue (Contract lawyer)
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Lawyer
  • Bich Law Firm (Vietnam)
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Lawyer
  • Charles Scully, PA
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2000
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Florida State University
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Mullins v. Hasson
  • Settled
  • Klein v. Gull Aire
  • Settled


  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • N/A
  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
  • N/A
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinction(Top 5%)
  • Georgetown University College of Law
  • 2000
  • Cum Laude
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 1997


  • Literacy and Law Journal
  • The Effect of International Human Rights Law on Education in the United States: In Search of a New Paradigm
  • 1999
  • International Law
  • Navigating Vietnam's Foreign Investment Code
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Lawrence
Mediation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Ken. He has every trait a great mediator should have-- excellent analytical and communication skills, objectivity, and patience. He is respectful and knowledgeable, and truly cares about the parties."
Mediation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Mr. Bowen for a few years now as a mediator, and I can say without a doubt that he not only a great guy who is easy to work with, but also a fantastic lawyer. Ken actively participates in mediation by working hard to resolve any disputes. He is up to date on the law and always prompt and courteous. I can say without hesitation that I endorse his work."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having been an attorney in several mediations in which Ken was the mediator, I can say without hesitation that I endorse his work. Ken actively participates in mediation by working hard to resolve any disputes."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Mr. Bowen for many years now. He is a very dedicated and committed professional, fair and committed to the highest ideals of the legal profession."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Mr. Bowen for a few years now and can say without a doubt that he not only a great guy who is easy to work with, but also a fantastic lawyer who takes his clients' cases to heart and truly represents their best interests. Highly recommend!!"
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Saint Petersburg Mediation Lawyer Lawrence K Bowen Jr.
Lawrence K Bowen Jr.
Mediation Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 25 years
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