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Gregory Philip Bowes

Criminal defense Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Greg Bowes, Gregory Bowes

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 36 years
    Indiana - IN 38 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1987
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1985
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I represent persons accused of crimes. I have defended the accused in both state and federal court, against charges ranging from the simplest misdemeanor to the most serious felonies. I have served as the lead attorney in more than 25 jury trials.

    39 years, 650 cases

  2. Appeals
    I represent persons who appeal from a trial court decision. I represent both those who won at trial and those who lost. I have presented appeals in both state and federal courts, and for both civil and criminal cases. I am admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

    39 years, 95 cases

  3. Child abuse
    I represent victims of child sexual abuse who seek money damages for their injuries. I also assist these victims in cooperating with law enforcement authorities if they are seeking criminal prosecution.

    33 years, 10 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    I represent victims of domestic violence who seek money damages for their injuries. I also assist these victims in cooperating with law enforcement authorities if they are seeking criminal prosecution.

    23 years, 5 cases

  5. Estate planning
    I draft wills and advance directives for medical care. I have probated wills and administered estates.

    39 years, 35 cases

  6. Personal injury
    I represent victims of crime and negligence who seek money damages for their injuries.

    39 years, 100 cases

  7. Sexual harassment
    I represent victims of sexual harassment, both in the workplace or any other place, who seek money damages for their injuries. I also assist these victims in cooperating with law enforcement authorities if they are seeking criminal prosecution.

    23 years, 20 cases

Greg Bowes has been practicing law since 1985, and has experience in both state and federal court, including both civil and criminal cases. He has represented persons accused of crime, victims of crime and negligence, and has served on the appellate panel of the Marion County Public Defender Agency for nine years.

In 2004, he taught legal research and writing as an Adjunct Professor at the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. He has presented at 13 Continuing Legal Education seminars to train other attorneys.

Greg has been a soccer referee since 1983. He has officiated more than 2,500 youth, high school, adult amateur, college, and professional soccer matches. From 1998 to 2000, he served the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) as a National Referee, an achievement earned by fewer than 200 of the approximately 110,000 referees affiliated with the USSF, which qualifies the referee to officiate professional and international matches. He has also served the USSF as a local administrator, instructor and assessor.

Greg has volunteered in his community as a member of the board of directors of seven not-for-profit organizations. He has committed over 14 years of service to these organizations.

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Greg Bowes Legal Services, P.C.
PO Box 741
Indianapolis, IN, 46206-0741

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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence Victim
Greg is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney that truly cares about his clients and their situation. He has went above and beyond to help me legally with my situation. I was a domestic violence victim and Greg has really been working hard to support my case and has put in hours upon hours of work with plans to help me receive the compensation needed for the damages I have endured. Greg works diligently to not only do what attorneys typically do to help their clients situation from a legal standpoint, but he also goes above and beyond to support his clients interests and beliefs. Greg is very good about communicating in a timely fashion with his clients about their case and is constantly updating them any time there is new information on their case or legal situation. If you are in need of an attorney that you can trust and want to know that you are in the best hands possible with your legal situation, I wouldn't hesitate to consider contacting, consulting, and hiring Greg Bowes to represent your case!
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional attorney who answered all my questions and researched my matter.
Posted by Joseph | December 15, 2014
Resolution oriented
The city's attorney handling my case was intent on my paying the maximum fine from the get go, but with Mr. Bowes directness with this person for quick resolution, avoided the necessity of a trial.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2014
I would recommend this lawyer.
I was the victim of an individual who wanted to use the law to hurt me. I was facing a potential protective order and some serious criminal charges. Mr. Bowes was very helpful, great to work, and extremely knowledgeable. Greg also helped me take the case to civil court which gave positive results. If you need a lawyer in the Indianapolis area this guy is my recommendation!
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Posted by Dawson | July 30, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
I talked to Greg for workplace sexual harassment, my case was unique and after talking to one lawyer and being disheartened by her words I was still unhappy and decided to reach our once more. Greg gave me more in our conversation than I was able to get in two weeks from others. He was friendly, easy to talk to and better yet, he was knowledgeable and able to give me actual examples of real cases. I cannot stress enough how awesome he is to work with.
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Posted by John | June 17, 2014
Bicyclist hit by car
Greg did a great job with my personal injury case. He was exceptionally thorough in finding out the details of what happened and putting together the evidence for my case, so that we were prepared to go to trial. He consistently put my interests first, and advocated masterfully for me in settlement conferences.
Posted by Ben | October 10, 2012
Fantastic to work with and honest!
I contacted Greg via phone and he was straight forward and honest. You will find working with him to be a fantastic and he will get you the outcome you are wanting. If you need a criminal defense attorney this is your guy!
Posted by Marion T Waldrop | May 13, 2012
Gregory Philip Bowes
This Attorney is very knowledgeable and answers in a very courteous and timely manner. I never had to wait very long for an answer. Because of his advice and expertice of the law, I not only one my "Small Claims Case". but I won a 3000 dollar counterclaim and I represented myself!, which I do not recommend. Thanks Mr. Bowes for all of your advice and "know how". Hopefully, I will not need court advice again, but then again, you never know. Thanks! Now I know where to hire a good attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2011
greg bowes
Greg Bowes was all of the above. I was satisfied and would refer him to anyone and have done that. I found him to be very in tune with what needed to be done in my case.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • Brown County Public Defender Board
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Greg Bowes Legal Services, P.C.
  • 1991 - Present
  • Marion County Assessor
  • Marion County Assessor's Office
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Councillor
  • Indianapolis/Marion County City-County Council
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Board Member
  • Pike Township (Marion County, Indiana) Board
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Counsel
  • Indiana Department of Insurance
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Indiana State Medical Association
  • 1984 - 1986
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1988
  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Indiana University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cunningham v. State
  • Conviction for Criminal Confinement reversed on appeal.
  • Brewer v. State
  • Theft conviction reversed and case remanded for a new trial.
  • Turner v. Munoz
  • Won a money judgment, including punitive damages, for victim of a shooting.
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  • National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association
  • Referee
  • 1989 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • United States Soccer Federation
  • Referee
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Harrison Legal Writing Award, Second Place
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2004


  • Indiana Medicine
  • Physician's Guide to Indiana Law
  • 1986
  • Indiana Law Review
  • Indiana and the World - Developments in International Business Law
  • 1985
  • American Medical Association State Health Legislation Report
  • Structured Settlements: An Overview
  • 1985
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sex Offense Seminar
  • Litigating the Rape Shield Law
  • 2015
  • Harrison College Commencement
  • Find Your Purpose, Serve Others
  • 2009
  • PMI Annual Meeting
  • Lessons Learned from the 2007 Marion County Reassessment
  • 2008
  • IPDC Continuing Legal Education
  • Use of Public Records
  • 2007
  • IBA Continuing Legal Education
  • Duties of the County Assessor
  • 2007
  • MCPDA Continuing Legal Education
  • Guarding the Record for Appeal
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse Gregory
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Greg is passionate and principled, and works hard to vindicate his clients and beliefs. It is my pleasure to recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gregory. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is respected within the legal community for his professionalism and knowledge in legal matters. He vigorously represents his clients and does not shy away from taking difficult legal matters. He cares about getting his clients the best results possible and keeps them informed about the status of their claims. If you want a lawyer who truly cares about your case then Greg Bowes is a lawyer you should call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After reviewing attorney Bowes' history as well as insightful answers to questions on Avvo, I believe he is a trustworthy source of legal information."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An attorney who clearly cares about his clients."
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