John A. Bowman is a native of Richmond, Virginia, with an undergraduate degree from Virginia Military Institute (‘78). He completed his legal education in 1984 at Campbell University School of Law. John’s practice includes various aspects of civil litigation; however, his primary focus is in divorce and family law matters. An experienced trial lawyer, handling all aspects of divorce and family law, John’s practice also includes non-litigation approaches to resolving family law disputes. He is certified by the Dispute Resolution Commission of North Carolina in Family Law Mediation; and, he has been trained in and practices in Collaborative Family Law, as well.
A former President of the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar and the Durham County Bar Association, John has also served the Bar in various statewide positions including the North Carolina Bar Association’s Past Bar Presidents’ Committee, the Board of Directors for Bar CARES of North Carolina, Inc.; and, presently as an Elected Councilor for the Fourteenth Judicial District to the Council of the North Carolina State Bar (the Governing Board for the Practice of Law in North Carolina.
In the community, John has served as a Youth Soccer Coach with the YMCA and the Durham/Chapel Hill Strikers Association. Additionally, he has served on various local Boards including the YMCA, the Durham County Library Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, the Volunteer Center of Durham, and Urban Ministries of Durham.
Mr. Bowman provides service to his clients with the assistance of his paralegal, Teresa B. Wright. Teresa obtained certification with The National Association of Legal Assistants by successfully completing a national examination; and, she is also certified by the North Carolina State Bar. Teresa brings more than 25 years experience as a paralegal to assist clients with their matters.