John has had over 18 years of litigation experience in areas of real estate, landlord/tenant disputes, business litigation, taxation, and banking. John’s extensive knowledge of lending and banking practices provides him a deep understanding of the complex legal issues involved in defending foreclosures in Oregon. John is persistent in the courtroom and steadfast in settlement negotiations. Most importantly, John always takes the time to clearly communicate with his clients.
Before starting Bowles Fernández, John was the vice president of special assets in the workouts section of a Section 42 tax credit syndicator. Previously, John devoted a substantial amount of his career to tenants who were unable to afford legal representation.
A native Oregonian, John served in the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment of the United States Marine Corps. He attended the University of Oregon after his honorable discharge in 1984. During his studies at UofO, John took part in Foreign Exchange Language Programs in Beijing and Fuzhou, China. During law school, John focused on real property, international trade, business transactions, and foreign joint ventures. After law school, he worked as a litigation attorney on the island of Guam advising the Board of Directors for the Guam Housing Authority before returning to the U.S. to begin his real estate practice.
John is happily married with 3 children, is an active leader in the community, and speaks mandarin Chinese fluently.
Languages spoken: Chinese, Min Nan
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John is the kind of lawyer you want to hire to be your lawyer. He is personable and truly cares about his clients and diligently works to get the best results possible for them. John is extremely knowledgeable about foreclosure defense and his other areas of practice and he is not afraid to take on the tough challenging cases. I wholeheartedly endorse John Bowles.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
John’s comment: “This was a year long suspension that began in 2005 due in large part to my failure to file income tax returns. It was in the midst of a contentious divorce. I have since resolved this matter, raised my children successfully, and I am happily remarried.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Good Conduct Medal||United States Marine Corps||1984|
|Attorney at Law||Bowles Fernandez Law||2010 - Present|
|Vice President of Special Assets||PNC Multi-Family Capital||2007 - 2008|
|Relationship Manager Originations||Homestead Capital||2005 - 2007|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of John P. Bowles||1997 - 2005|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of David K. Link||1997 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DOJ Foreclosure Prevention Project||Foreclosure Defense Contributor||2012 - 2012|
|Lake Oswego Hunt Club||Volunteer||2008 - 2010|
|Waluga Neighborhood Association||Board Member||2007 - 2008|
|One With Creation||Board Member||2005 - 2006|
|Brandrup v. ReconTrust, United States District Court 311CV1390HZ||Prevailed. Oregon Supreme Court held that MERS is not a beneficiary under the Oregon Trust Deed Act. Furthermore, a non-judicial foreclosure Notice of Sale must identify the beneficiary and the use of MERS as the beneficiary is insufficient.|
|Hucke v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, et al. Or. App. A153582||Reversed and remanded.|
|Digregorio v. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC, et al. Or. App. A157399||Decision pending.|
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|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Oregon||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Fujian Teacher's College||Mandarin Chinese||N/A||1988|
|Beijing Foreign Languages Institute||Mandarin Chinese||N/A||1987|
|Jesuit High School||N/A||High School Diploma||1981|
|Contested Foreclosure Litigation||Foreclosure||2013|
|HANDLING A FORECLOSURE CASE||Foreclosure Defense||2012|