Meet the Attorney



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Joe Bowen has been in the private practice of law since 1989. During that time, he has had the privilege of working and serving people throughout the area in which he grew up.

Since opening his practice, Joseph has strived to be an advocate, planner, and problem solver for his clients and their needs. Whether you need a trial lawyer or simply have questions regarding your rights when you have been injured in an accident, call the experienced attorney who is ready to fight for you.

Legal Background
Joseph graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1980. Just four years later he received his bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University. Finally he decided to attend law school, and later received his juris doctor from the University Of Washington School Of Law in 1987.

After finishing law school, Joseph decided to return to the Skagit Valley in 1989 and opened his own private practice in 1991. In addition to his commitment to his clients, Joseph is also committed to his volunteer work and involvement in local public service projects:


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• Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon
• Youth Services Committee Chair
• Scholarship Committee
• Program Committee Chair, President, 2009-2010
• Lieutenant Governor, Elect, 2010-2012
• Skagit County Substance Abuse Coalition, Board of Directors
• Skagit County Community Action Agency, Board Alternate
• Mount Vernon High School Scholarship Foundation, Board
• Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Skagit County, Founding Board President
• Skagit County Schools, Guest Speaker on Native Culture, History,
& Law as a Profession

• Upper Skagit Tribe, Personnel Committee & Volunteer Tutor
• United Way of Skagit County, Board
• Skagit Community Arts Theater, Board President, & Performer
• Northwest Children's Theater, Board, & Performer
• Top Dog Youth Wrestling Club of Mount Vernon, Head Coach
• Primary Candidate for Congress, 2nd Congressional District
(Democrat), 1996
• "Off the Horse," Nonprofit Organization Supporting Native Artists, Founder & President, 2009-Present
• META, Vice President & Secretary, 2011-Present
• "I Can Fly Productions" President, 2011-Present

Business Associations & Memberships

 • Washington State Human Rights Commission, 1996 - 2000
 • Skagit County Democratic Party Central Committee, PCO, 2006 - Present
 • Panelist, People's Law School, WSTLA CLE c. 1998
 • Skagit County Bar Association, Secretary, Treasurer, & CLE Chair
 • Hearing Officer, WSBA Disciplinary Committee
 • MAR Arbitrator
 • Judge Pro Tem for Lummi Trial Court & Court of Appeals
 • Pro Bono Service in Matters of Indian Law and Nonprofit Corporations


Make an appointment at the office today in Mount Vernon, Washington, to get the personalized legal services you deserve.