JOHN B. BOWMAN
Undergraduate School: Florida Atlantic University
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Public Administration
Law School: St. Thomas University
Prior Positions: President, Bowman, Richardson & Tynan, PA
Florida Bar Admission: 2/19/1988
Community Involvement: Since 1980, active in numerous community and governmental organizations
Community Awards: 2007 Community Advocate of Year Broward, Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program
Judge Bowman is a lifetime resident of Broward County. He was elected to
the Circuit Court in 2002.
Prior to his election to office, Judge Bowman was in private practice. He
headed a civil practice law firm with a concentration in probate and estate
administration and litigation. Judge Bowman was admitted to the Florida
Bar in 1988 and was “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a Phi Theta
Kappa Scholar and graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law.
Judge Bowman presently serves in the Circuit Civil Division, and was
previously assigned to the Unified Family Dependency Division. He was the
Judicial Representative for the Broward County Bar Association 2008-2009,
and for the One Community Partnership, a federally funded project to
coordinate mental health services throughout Broward County.
Judge Bowman has served as an Associate Judge on the Fourth District Court
of Appeals and is on the Florida Bar Civil Procedures Rules Committee.
In 2007, he was awarded the Community Advocate of the Year for Broward
County by the State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem program.
Judge Bowman was the 2014-2015 President of the Stephen Booher American
Inns of Court. He has been the chair of the Broward National Adoption Day
committee for the past 14 years.
He is the 2017 Jurist of the Year, as presented by the Young Lawyers Division
of the Broward Bar.