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John M. Bowens Partner

After beginning his career as a federal law clerk, John M. Bowens was appointed an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey.  He later transferred to the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice where he served as a Special Attorney with Boston and Los Angeles Organized Crime Strike Forces.  He tried numerous cases in New Jersey, Massachusetts and California, and handled a variety of appeals to federal circuit courts.  Mr. Bowens has also lectured at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute on a variety of subjects.  Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Trial Attorney, Mr. Bowens formerly served on the Statewide Ethics Committee.

Currently he is the co-chair of the firm's Appellate and Labor & Employment Practice Groups.  He has also been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer in the fields of business litigation and insurance law.  In addition to his active trial and appellate practice, he has provided insurance and risk management advice to a variety of public and commercial clients.

In the Fall of 2011, Mr. Bowens was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.  Fewer than 100 lawyers in the State of New Jersey are distinguished with this honor.  He has been named as one of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers by Inside New Jersey Magazine.

Mr. Bowens has been consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America** in the field of Insurance Law.

He has served on the Supreme Court Committees on Attorney Trial Certification and the Rules of Evidence.  He served as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has taught environmental law and civil procedure.

Areas of Concentration

All areas of insurance coverage, representing governmental entities in cases of wrongful death claims, employment issues, civil rights claims, and prerogative writ suits.  Environmental litigation and claims, municipal land use, construction defects, product liability, professional malpractice, property subrogation, and fraud.  Certified mediator by the New Jersey courts.

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