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  • Heather Bowman
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Introduction

Heather Bowman hails from the desert hills of Eastern Washington. After college, she moved to northern China, where she put her degree to use teaching English literature at Qiqihar University, and her sense of adventure to the test traveling by bus, train, and boat to the far ends of the People’s Republic. Heather is an avid bike commuter and organic gardener. In her spare time, she knits, sews, and manages a flock of urban chickens.

Practice &  Experience
  • Heather has been an attorney at Bodyfelt Mount, LLP since 2008 and became a partner in 2015. Before joining the firm, she externed with the Honorable Richard D. Eadie in King County Superior Court and served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal.

  • Heather’s practice includes general civil litigation, including personal injury, employment discrimination, products liability, construction defect, professional malpractice, and insurance coverage, where she represents businesses and individuals. She has tried and arbitrated cases in both Oregon and Washington.

  • In the 2014 through 2016 issues of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, Heather was included on the Rising Stars list, an honor limited to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state.
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Introduction

Heather Bowman hails from the desert hills of Eastern Washington. After college, she moved to northern China, where she put her degree to use teaching English literature at Qiqihar University, and her sense of adventure to the test traveling by bus, train, and boat to the far ends of the People’s Republic. Heather is an avid bike commuter and organic gardener. In her spare time, she knits, sews, and manages a flock of urban chickens.

Practice &  Experience
  • Heather has been an attorney at Bodyfelt Mount, LLP since 2008 and became a partner in 2015. Before joining the firm, she externed with the Honorable Richard D. Eadie in King County Superior Court and served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal.

  • Heather’s practice includes general civil litigation, including personal injury, employment discrimination, products liability, construction defect, professional malpractice, and insurance coverage, where she represents businesses and individuals. She has tried and arbitrated cases in both Oregon and Washington.

  • In the 2014 through 2016 issues of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, Heather was included on the Rising Stars list, an honor limited to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state.
Admitted to Practice
  • Oregon
    Washington
    U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
    U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Education
  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2007
    B.A. (English Literature), Seattle Pacific University, 2001

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
    Defense Research Institute
    Multnomah Bar Association
    Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
    Oregon Women Lawyers
    Professional Liability Defense Federation

  • Heather serves as a board member on Oregon’s State Professional Responsibility Board and is an active member and volunteer in the Portland Pearl Rotary Club. Heather also volunteers as the vice chair for the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel’s professional liability practice group. She also serves on the Oregon Women Lawyers Workplace Leader Award subcommittee and is a professional mentor for Lewis & Clark Law School and Portland State University’s Explore the Law program. In 2012, she was awarded the Andrea Swanner Redding Outstanding Mentor award for her mentorship of a Lewis & Clark Law School student. In past years, Heather coached Mock Trial with Saint Mary’s Academy, chaired the Multnomah County Local Professional Responsibility Committee, participated in the Multnomah Bar Association’s Imprint Program, and volunteered with the United States District Court, District of Oregon, Pro Bono Program.