John Bowens, Esq.
Partner, Ries, Shannon, Mulcahy & O'Neill P.C.
Boston College (B.A. 1980)
University of San Diego (J.D. 1985)
Mr. Bowens is presently a Partner in the law firm of Purcell,
Ries, Shannon, Mulcahy & O'Neill where he practices in both
the corporate and litigation departments. His corporate duties include
drafting and reviewing complex transactional documents as well as
providing legal advice to clients on a wide variety of topics.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Bowens served as a prosecutor
with two of the premier prosecutorial arms of the United States
Department of Justice. Initially, he served as Assistant United
States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. He then transferred
to the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Criminal
Division. He was recognized by the Attorney General on two occasions
for outstanding achievement as a prosecutor. He was also selected
to serve on the faculty of the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute
in Washington, D.C.
In private practice, he has been responsible for complex litigation
including product liability, professional malpractice, insurance
coverage, fraudulent insurance claims, and commercial disputes.
He has also represented governmental agencies at trial on a variety
of matters, including wrongful death claims.
He presently serves as counsel to one of the State's largest
airports, where his responsibilities include drafting and reviewing
commercial agreements, assisting in tenant and governmental relations,
real estate matters, and representing the airport litigation.
He has also had responsibility for representing clients in other
States on matters, including development of a large airport complex
He has been certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme
Court of New Jersey. He has completed the Civil Mediation course
offered by the Institute fo Dispute Resolution at Seton Hall University
Law School and has lectured on the subject of mediation. He is also
a member of the Somerset County Mediation Panel and has represented
clients in numerous mediations, particularly in the area of environmental
insurance coverage. He is currently active in the American Inns
of Court, and is a member of a variety of professional and civic