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Experience assures Bowles Fernandez will not lose sight of your goals &what it takes to achieve themBowles Fernandez's experience will put your mind at ease.
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|
|Hucke v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, et al. Or. App. A153582||Reversed and remanded.|
|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.|
|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|
Posted by Scott
Turning to litigation is always the last resort for us. Only after trying repeatedly to work with the parties involved, and having been repeatedly lied to, manipulated, and stressed out about our future, we turned to John for help. John made sure the case was a valid one before we retained him. Once it was determined that we were justified in our belief that a fraud had been committed against us, he took our case. Since then, he and his team won a major victory, putting the scoundrels back on their heels, and giving us a foundation of a legal decision to base our claims on. We may have further litigation to go in the future but by having John Bowles on our side we are confident in the final results to come.
Posted by Robert
My wife and I highly recommend John Bowles and the rest of the team at Bowles Fernandez Law firm. We had gotten ourselves in, for lack of a better phrase, a complete financial nightmare based on very poor legal advice from a Bankruptcy Attorney. One of the problems that arose from that bad advice was the recommendation that my wife file a quit claim deed turning her property ownership back to what she assumed was the primary lender since that is the company that all statements, correspondence and payments over the years had been going to. It turned out that another institution actually owned the loan which complicated our situation even more. So after over a year when we finally got before a bankruptcy trustee we found out that we could have never qualified for a chapter 7 judgment and a chapter 13 Bankruptcy would end up costing us more than if we just handled our financial debt through a debt consolidation company. Shortly after we backed out of the bankruptcy and had it dismissed the lawsuits from the first and second position lending institutions on my wife’s property started showing up. The primary lender was willing to allow up three months to try and sell the property to settle the debts against it. We quickly learned that that wasn’t going to be an option since now my wife had given up all ownership rights through the quit claim deed. At this point we had absolutely no idea what to do. We were already accepting of the fact that we would lose the property and at this point we really didn’t care, we just wanted to be done with the whole mess. Luckily, the Realtor that we were going to use to try to sell the property had other clients in similar bad situations like the one we found ourselves in and recommended Mr. Bowles based on very favorable results that other clients they worked with had once they retained Bowles Fernandez. Right from the start Mr. Bowles tried to put our minds at ease by explaining all the mostly negative aspects of the situation we had gotten ourselves into and even began brainstorming ideas that would help as much as possible, and we hadn’t even sent him a retainer yet. We could tell that he was pretty upset about situation the bankruptcy attorney had put us through and the unwillingness of the lending institutions to even consider working with us on a solution. At this point my wife and I just wanted this nightmare to end and were willing to just turn the property over to the banks. So Mr. Bowles changed his game plan from trying to help us retain our property to a position of getting us through this mess with no or at least as little further financial hit due to the foreclosure process. They made two excellent attempts at solutions with the second lending firm that, had it not been for the no win situation we put ourselves in due to the issues I described above, I’m confident would have worked. Even after this Mr. Bowles still didn’t give up on us and started the process of trying to protect us from any further financial burden due to a deficiency resulting from the foreclosure judgments. We found Mr. Bowles and his staff to be extremely knowledgeable, diligent and responsive throughout this process and regardless of the final outcome, we will always be thankful that we found him during this crisis because of the peace of mind it gave us knowing that we had someone capable, willing and able to fight for us. His willingness to be flexible on fee arrangements allowed up to continue fighting organizations with much deeper pockets than we had. I highly recommend John Bowles to anyone that finds themselves in a property foreclosure nightmare.
Posted by Janine
John has been so helpful and professional handling a difficult situation I experienced with a loan servicing company for our home. John was referred to me from a trusted business professional to protect and represent me in what is right. John is extremely knowledgable and diligently has served with the highest integrity. I absolutely respect John and know he expects fairness and demands the accuracy of the law for his clients. I have been confident with his representation and felt a sense of relief, especially in the difficult position my family has been agonizing through due to the devastating home market values and the improper treatment from the loan servicing company. The banks and loan servicing companies have unfortunately made many unethical decisions and have not upheld proper law. I discovered I am among many taken advantage of while trying to work directly with the loan servicing company to establish a reasonable and fair resolution. I trusted the loan servicing company and provided all they requested for an extensive period of time, but unfortunately they proved to be unethical and dishonest. I needed help. John Bowles has continually made great progress in working to restore what we respectfully earned and what we are honestly entitled to by law. John has gone above and beyond to represent us. The respect and high regard he has demonstrated towards myself and my family is admirable. He has gained my sincere gratitude.
Diane Grover, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.