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Justin Thane Bowen

DUI and DWI Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

4.5   14 reviews

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Attorney Justin T. Bowen received his law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where he was named Law Student of the Year in 2004. Mr. Bowen has served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable L. Mark Bailey of the Indiana Court of Appeals, and has worked for one of the largest defense law firms in the Midwest, where he practiced toxic torts litigation and defended industrial manufacturers. Attorney Bowen adjunct teaches law courses at a state college, and serves as a guest lecturer at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Mr. Bowen serves on the Indianapolis Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, as well as the Indianapolis Bar Foundation Development Committee. Attorney Bowen is admitted to practice in front of many Indiana county courts, the Indiana Court of Appeals, both the Northern and Southern District Courts of Indiana, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana. At Bowen & Associates, LLC, Attorney Bowen devotes his entire practice to litigation. He places an emphasis on dividing and valuing complex and high net worth marital estates, high profile/ professional athlete litigants, assessing compensation and benefits, tracing assets, and drafting pre- and post-nuptial agreements.


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Licensed for 14 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/12/2022

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

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Bowen & Associates, LLC
136 East Market Street
Suite 921
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
Bowen & Associates, LLC
11405 N. Pennsylvania St.
Suite 115
Carmel, IN, 46032
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4.5 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Case
I retained Justin at the final hour of my custody/relocation battle with my Ex husband. He was very clear, honest and upfront about what I needed to do. I felt like he listed well and cared and truly fought for me. He came through in a pinch and I am so happy with the outcome. Thank you for truly helping me at the most difficult time of my life!
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Posted by Juan | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The right man for the job!
I hired Mr. Bowen to represent me in a restraining order hearing that occurred between myself and the mother of my 3 year old daughter. Mr Bowen sounded very confident and was very knowledgeable of the law when speaking with him in the consultation. He didn't sugar coat things for me, and made me aware of all possible outcomes. I wasn't the easiest client to deal with, I'm sure of that, but he remained patient with me and remained professional at all times. I'm not going to lie, there were moments that I was skeptical if I had wasted my money or if I hired the right attorney to represent me, I was in a state of turmoil with my situation and was very worried. When the hearing came, Mr. Bowen did not disappoint in the slightest. He was prepared, attentive, focused, and knew exactly what to do and how to do it. It was only moments after he began in the courtroom that I knew without a doubt that I had hired the right guy by a long shot. I cant thank him enough for representing me and for the job that he did. I highly recommend him. Thanks again Mr. Bowen.
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Posted by Nick | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Pleased
I have retained Bowen & Associates for the past 2 years while fighting for custody of my child. I have worked with Katie and Justin and have been extremely pleased with both of them. Being a father trying to get custody of your child is an extremely difficult process and they were both very patient in explaining all of my options and what costs/benefits were associates with these options. They never stopped working, even up to the last day before our hearing, to try to get me the best outcome possible. I couldn't have been happier with my agreement. I would recommend these guys to anyone!
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Posted by Ryan | July 12, 2013
Helpful and Knowledgable
I hired Bowen & Associates to help me with an employment issue where my prior boss did not want to give me earned compensation. Mr. Bowen was very helpful and informative with ways that I could handle the situation. He gave me a number of options and let me choose what I wanted him to do. He worked out a deal with my prior employer and I finally received my earned compensation. I would still be dealing with this headache if I hadn't hired him. I would recommend Bowen & Associates to family and friends needing an attorney.
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Posted by Joyce | February 12, 2013
Exceeded expectations
This was my second divorce, and after a bad experience with my first lawyer, I shopped around a lot. I'm glad I did because I could not be happier with the work he did and the attention to detail Justin provided to me. It's evident when you talk to him the first time that he is very knowledgeable. But to me that's the easy part. What Justin does is brings his years of experience to you and you just feel very comfortable and safe at a very difficult time. Because of my prior lawyer, I was still a little bit untrusting of Justin until our first hearing. One word: AWESOME. Very well prepared, he knew the other lawyer and the judge, and it just felt so different from before. He is absolutely excellent in court. Actually, I forgot this until just now: my husband told me when everything was finally over that the main reason he settled with me was because of what he saw Justin do in our first hearing! He said his lawyer told him it would get worse at the final hearing, so he decided to not risk it. You know when your ex compliments your lawyer you have a good one. Hahaha - that's one of the few times that jerk ever admitted to being scared or intimidated - which is funny because Justin is actually very nice - outside of court. :) Anyhow, I cannot imagine what would make him better - other than I got upset once when it took him a day to call me back. But once I understood who he was and how he operated I was totally fine. The best out there - period.
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Posted by Amy | September 6, 2012
Light at the end of the tunnel
The Bowen Law Firm was a tremendous help during the difficult period my children and I endured during my divorce. Justin Bowen helped to navigate and shine a light through the murky waters of the divorce process. His staff was competent, efficient, and above all treated my family with dignity and respect. He knew my intentions were only to secure a safe and happy childhood for my children and made that his prority. Divorce is never something that anyone looks forward to or views as a positive thing and Justin and his staff made us feel protected and had our best interests at hand. His staff was always in communication with me. This alone made me feel more in control of the procedings. I was able to call or email and get a very quick response whenever I had a question or concern. I will use Justin and his team in a future matters as they made a hard situation as painless on my children and I as possible. I really never thought that I would find a law firm that would view me and my family as real people and not just a case. We feel very blessed to have had such a great team looking out for us and helping us. Many thanks, Amy C.
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Posted by Devenie | November 23, 2011
Contract Dispute
Very professional and understanding. Clearly covered all options, expressed the best/realistic possibilities but still left the final decision to us.
Posted by Jeff B. | September 20, 2011
Kicked butt!
I hired Justin to represent me in my divorce and child custody hearings. I was very nervous because I was told that fathers sometimes get a raw deal. Thankfully Justin did an awesome job representing me and really helped me get through a difficult time. I'm very pleased with the outcome and grateful that I had him on MY side.
Posted by Rusty | September 12, 2011
Bowen Law was a blessing.
I was arrested and charged with DUI roughly a year ago ( 2010). This proved a very difficult time for me personally as well as professionally. As an RN, I not only had to suffer the consequences of the legal system, but also had to sit before the Indiana State Board of Nursing and accept the corrective actions of said Board. Mr. Bowen proved a steadfast presence during the legal process and was a knowledgeable adviser prior to my sitting before The State Board. Bowen Law was always available to field questions that arose on my part. Furthermore, I was never in the dark as to the process and legal proceedings taking place. Mr. Bowen maintained a calm, confident, and professional demeanor throughout my proceedings. Bowen Law was certainly a beacon of comfort and an invaluable resource during this difficult period in my life. Bowen Law was and is my Law Office of choice and I have no problem recommending their services to you and your family. Rusty Hunt, RN
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Posted by Ellen | September 12, 2011
Exceptional Knowledge and Superb Service
I retained Justin Bowen to represent me in my divorce and subsequent child support and custody proceedings. This was a very stressful and scary process, but Justin's knowledge of the law and experience put me at ease every time I spoke with him. He was always quick to respond to me with a phone call, email, or an invitation to stop by his office. Justin is devoted to his clients and he provided an excellent level of service and intelligence in executing our strategy and achieving our goals in this process. Bowen Law will absolutely be my first choice for any future legal needs.
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Posted by Lisa | September 9, 2011
Knowledgeable Attourney
Mr. Bowen was there to help me when my family had run into very tuff times. My husband went into cardiac arrest and as a result suffered from a massive brain injury. Mr.Bowen helped me with the guardianship process and continues to support me and my family through all of our continuing leagal needs.
Posted by Jason | September 9, 2011
Great attorney
Very good attorney. I have used him twice and he is very informed and kept me very informed. I would hire him again and would not hesitate to recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Got my hopes up for nothing
I called and consulted with him on the phone. He made me feel so much better about my case and gave me hope that everything would be okay. I called the next day to hire him and pay but was told they aren't taking new client. All my hopes were shattered. My advice is not to get your hopes up with this team until after you secure him... if you can.
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Posted by Christopher | July 25, 2015
Worst I've ever known.
I hired Bowen for what he agreed should be an open and shut case. Seems the only thing he shut was his efforts. The night before our court date was the first time he got back to me about the case. It stayed that way the entire time with poor communication. The day of court he had me sign a "temporary 90 day agreement" (his words) that would be settled and I'd have state visitation back. That still hasn't happened three years later. Bowen missed multiple court dates and may of cost me thousands in child support that I had a motion for reduction in on. He went to mediation with me and while waiting conducted other business through email and texts. Mediation ended and I thought we had agreed on going back to state guidelines. Instead he behind closed doors didn't agreed to anything. I also caught one of his paralegals trying to pretend to be an attorney and representing someone else in a "case" against us. When the paralegal found out we were already Bowens clients her story changed right up until she was fired or resigned. Three years later I'm still trying to fix his mess of not filing motions as directed, (multiple emails and calls) not showing up for court as ordered by judge and he even had the audacity to try and start billing. Despite the promise of being flat rate. My original court date he also met with another couple that was in court next door for their agreement as well. Lord knows how their case has ended. I'd stay as far away from him as possible. His brother, whom I knew from Afghanistan, was an honorable and funny man; Bowen did not inherit those traits. I reported him years ago to the state bar and never even got a response. Somehow the file was lost... Probably like all the other bad reviews I've seen before they got deleted from the other sites. As for his review being 1 star that's an overall rating. He is horrible at returning calls, emails and messages. His staff have me the run around multiple times when trying to contact him. Including telling me he was in court when I was in hallway and had just seen him enter his office. He is however very knowledgable when it comes to the law. I can't say I ever had a question he didn't know the correct answer to.
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Response from Justin Bowen August 31, 2015
Hi there, This appears to be a mistake and likely placed on the incorrect profile. Being friends with the only 2 'Christophers' I have ever represented, I called the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission and spoke with Alexis (317) 232-1807, and there are no past or current discipline actions against me. Nonetheless, if you feel this post is not a mistake, please call my office immediately to discuss your concerns. While I don't have any immediate recollection of the events as you have described them here, and the things you state seem to be very out of the ordinary based on the multiple other reviews and ratings, I am still interested in hearing from you directly to address any of your concerns. I apologize for not being able to call you directly, but would not give me any of your information when I requested it. Please call my office at (317) 848-5353, or email me directly at [email protected] Also, you are still free to file a complaint with the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, there is no statute of limitations on your right to do that. I look forward to speaking with you and hopefully getting this cleared up. Thank you. Justin Bowen
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Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Bowen & Associates, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Senior associate
  • Nice & Steffey, LLP
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • Indiana Court Of Appeals, Hon. L. Mark Bailey
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • Certificate
  • 2012
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • Certificate
  • 2012
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

  • Chaney v. Plainfield Healthcare Center, No. 09-3661
  • In short, the court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not allow an employer to accomodate racial preferences of the nursing home residents.


  • Robert H. McKinney Indiana University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Social Committee - Evening Under the Stars
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Trained Collaborative Professional
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • 2013
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Marion County Circuit / Superior Courts
  • 2012
  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
  • 2011
  • Judicial Temperament Award
  • Prof. Larrie Wilkins, IU School of Law
  • 2006
  • Law Student of the Year
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Willard B. Gemmill Law Scholarship
  • WIllard B. Gemmill Foundation / Regions Bank
  • 2004
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  • Indiana Lawyer
  • Lawyers Remembering Veterans
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • IU School of Law Civil Litigation Symposium
  • Civil Litigation
  • 2014
  • Women in Law - Guest Speaker
  • Women in Law Presentation
  • 2014
  • Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
  • Women in Law Presentation - Guest Speaker
  • 2013
  • Civil Litigation in Small Firms
  • Civil Litigation Symposium
  • 2012
  • Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
  • Women in Law Presentation - Guest Speaker
  • 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Civil Litigation Courses
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (24)
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Justin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is well versed in this area of the law, highly respectable, and cares about his clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Justin Bowen is a skilled and knowledgeable family law attorney. He is a hard working and dedicated advocate for his clients. We have been opposing counsel on a couple of cases now. I have found Justin to be honest and straightforward....which is not always easy to come by in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a very talented and dedicated family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Justin at our last law firm before we went into business for ourselves. I have practiced law for ten years now. I can count on one hand the number of attorneys I have known who possess the integrity, kindness, loyalty, intelligence, dedication and pure skill that defines Justin Bowen. I am not saying any of this simply to help a friend, I am writing a review out of genuine admiration for an attorney I would call if I ever needed an attorney. No doubt about it - Justin would be my first phone call. In the theoretical and terrible possibility of facing my own divorce and the unthinkable possibility of losing custody of my little girl, Justin is the first and only lawyer I would call and I can't think of anything to say that comes close to rivaling that statement. If you need a divorce lawyer, stop looking, stop reading reviews and just call him. You can thank me later."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bowen works hard for his clients. He has a good reputation in the community and has established a successful practice as a result."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin Bownen is a spectacular family law attorney, with a great reputation for helping his clients. I personally refer complex family law matters to him regularly and have heard nothing but praise for his work ethic and effectiveness."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Justin is a great guy and a fine, hardworking lawyer who takes care of his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Justin is an extremely competent and hard-working attorney. I’m confident in Justin’s ability to provide clients with excellent legal assistance."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin Bowen is an excellent lawyer. I would strongly endorse him as a family law attorney, but I know he's very qualified in a number of other legal areas as well. If I refer Justin a case, I never have a doubt that he will do a fantastic job for the client. He is hard working, persuasive, and a great communicator. He always goes the extra mile and truly knows how to advocate for his clients. If I ever needed a lawyer, Justin would be the first and only attorney I would call."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"On both a personal and professional level, I endorse Justin wholeheartedly. I know many lawyers in Indianapolis, and if I had an issue there he is who I would come to with my problem. You'd be well-served using Justin for any legal needs you may have."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If I had a client requesting a referral to a competent and hard-working family law attorney, I would not hesitate to recommend counselor Bowen."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is conscientious and detail oriented. He is a true advocate for his clients, and is not afraid go the extra mile to put a case together."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I don't do family law. When my clients need help with family law issues, including divorce and child support, I send them to Attorney Justin Bowen. Justin has established himself as the up and coming "go to" guy for Family Law cases in Indianapolis area. My clients that have used him consistently say he professional, prompt and works very hard. I would recommend Attorney Justin Bowen to anyone needing a family lawyer in the State of Indiana."
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