Attorneys: James M. Bowie

Partner
Bar Admissions
State of Maine
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Education

Bowdoin College, B.A., cum laude
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Designations

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent, 2008-2020
The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2022
New England Super Lawyers, 2007-2021

 

Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Mediation Arbitration and Early Neutral Evaluation panels maintained by CADRES for the Maine Superior Court
  • Professional Ethics Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (www.NADN.org)
Notable Reported Decisions
Erlich v. Ouellette, Labonte, Roberge, & Allen, P.A., 637 F.3d 32 (1st Cir. 2011)
Garland v. Roy, 2009 ME 86, 976 A.2d 940
About:

Jim's practice focuses on commercial litigation, insurance counseling services and professional liability. His exceptional reputation in the legal community is built, in part, on his successful involvement in cases which have helped shape Maine law. Not only is he a veteran of countless jury trials in both state and federal court, as well as non-jury trials, arbitrations, mediations and administrative hearings, but he has also been counsel of record in over 80 matters before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Jim is an active arbitrator and mediator, participating in the panels for the Maine’s Rule 16B mandatory ADR program, as well as a substantial private arbitration and mediation practice. He is a frequent lecturer on subjects of trial practice, alternative dispute resolution, insurance law, and risk management for professionals.

Jim’s passion is baseball, appropriately enough, as an umpire. He’s a past president of the Western Maine Board of Baseball Umpires and is a former executive secretary of the State of Maine Umpires Association. Jim also serves on a variety of civic and educational boards and organizations in the Greater Portland and Southern Maine area.

Contact

T: 207.774.2500
F: 207.774.3591
E: jbowie@thompsonbowie.com
Assistant:
Marcia Thibeault
E: mthibeault@thompsonbowie.com
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