Deciding to hire an attorney can be a difficult and stressful decision to make. Hiring an attorney is not always the best choice, but failing to seek important legal advice can result in a detrimental outcome under your circumstances.
At Bowles Fernández, our first goal is to help you decide if you need to hire an attorney. If you do become a client, you will quickly understand that our foundation is built on experience. Experience allows us to provide the best service possible to our clients. Experience guarantees we never lose sight of our clients' goals and what it will take to achieve them. We treat each and every case with compassionate and experienced legal representation.
If you’ve decided you need an attorney, or are unsure and need help deciding, call us for a consultation. The first step to a successful resolution is to understand your options.
John Bowles has over 18 years of litigation experience in areas of real estate, landlord/tenant disputes, business litigation, taxation, and banking. John’s extensive knowledge of lending and banking practices provides him a deep understanding of the complex legal issues involved in defending foreclosures in Oregon. John is persistent in the courtroom and steadfast in settlement negotiations. Most importantly, John always takes the time to clearly communicate with his clients.
Before starting Bowles Fernández, John was the vice president of special assets in the workouts section of a Section 42 tax credit syndicator. Previously, John devoted a substantial amount of his career to tenants who were unable to afford legal representation.
A native Oregonian, John served in the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment of the United States Marine Corps. He attended the University of Oregon after his honorable discharge in 1984. During his studies at UofO, John took part in Foreign Exchange Language Programs in Beijing and Fuzhou, China. During law school, John focused on real property, international trade, business transactions, and foreign joint ventures. After law school, he worked as a litigation attorney on the island of Guam advising the Board of Directors for the Guam Housing Authority before returning to the U.S. to begin his real estate practice.
John is happily married with 3 children, is an active leader in the community, and speaks mandarin Chinese fluently.
Real Estate Litigation and Transactions
Landlord / Tenant
Lewis and Clark School of Law
BA, Neurological Psychology, 1990
University of Oregon
Dean’s list; Captain of Judo Team
Intensive Mandarin Chinese, 1998
Fujian Teacher’s College | Beijing Foreign Languages Institute
Oregon Federal District Court
One With Creation, La Conner, WA
Waluga Neighborhood Association Board Member
Lake Oswego Hunt Club Volunteer