Attorney Bryan Bowen is from Worthington, Ohio, where he was a National Merit Scholar and played volleyball on the 1990 Boys State Championship-winning Worthington High School team. After graduating from Worthington High School, he attended The Ohio State University, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in History. Law school followed, at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where Mr. Bowen was awarded the distinction of being named a Public Service Fellow for his commitment to providing legal representation to underserved communities through the Legal Aid Society of Columbus.
Since graduating from law school, Mr. Bowen has practiced in numerous courts throughout Ohio, as well as in Chicago, Illinois, almost always in the area of criminal or traffic law. He has tried and won jury trials ranging from first-degree murder down to disorderly conduct, has tried hundreds of bench trials, litigated dozens of motions to suppress evidence, and is a certified instructor in trial skills from the highly-respected National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Bowen has spent time as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney during his career, giving him critical insight into evaluating cases from both perspectives, and integrating that information into formulating the best and most effective plan to represent his clients.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Bowen has been a speaker at numerous trainings and seminars. He has been asked to provide training to multiple law enforcement agencies in the areas of domestic violence and alcohol-impaired driving, and has gone through exactly the same training as both police recruits and more experienced officers in field sobriety testing for both alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.
Outside of court, Mr. Bowen and his wife of twenty years enjoy reading, cooking, live theater, hiking, travel, and playing with their Shetland Sheepdog, Finn.
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Columbus Bar Association
- 1994 The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts in History, magna cum laude, Honors College
- 1997 The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctor, Public Service Fellow
- 8-hour domestic violence in-service training to law enforcement
- Columbus Police Department recruit OVI-I training
- Columbus Police Department OVI-II Advanced OVI Detection
- Ohio State Highway Patrol speed school
- Ohio State Highway Patrol OVI mock motion hearings