Mr. Bowman concentrates his practice in the areas of construction litigation, administrative and governmental law, and public contract law. He has, for example, litigated on behalf of heavy and highway contractors which have performed important highway, bridge and airport construction projects and has acted as counsel to participants in major building projects such as sewer and water systems, county and state correctional facilities, schools, colleges and municipal sports complexes.
He has pursued commercial litigation before state and federal courts, and has practiced before numerous administrative agencies, including Pennsylvania Departments of Revenue, Commerce, Transportation, General Services, Human Services (formerly Public Welfare), Environmental Protection, Labor and Industry, and the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs in professional and occupational licensure matters.
He has represented vendors of products and services to governmental agencies in various governmental requests for proposals, including purchase of durable goods, perishable and consumable goods, service contracts, and systems contracts.
Mr. Bowman was the organizing author of the Symposium Issue on Pennsylvania State and Local Government Contracting – A Practitioner’s Guide to Current Issues (Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly magazine, October 2014, Vol. LXXXV, No. 4), where he authored two articles.
He has contributed to the legal column for the Associated Pennsylvania Constructor’s publication Highway Builder, and has chaired the Pennsylvania Bar Association Construction Litigation Committee and the governing Council of the 4000 member Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section.
He has been a member of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services’ Design Professional Liaison Committee, and was Solicitor of the Borough of Dauphin (Dauphin County) for 17 years.
He is a member of the Public Contract Law Section and the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. From 1973 to 1974, Mr. Bowman was a clerk for The Honorable James S. Bowman of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
He was highly regarded for his contributions to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth and Superior Court by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Commission in January 2001 and 2003.
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