Catherine Bowman

Catherine Bowman

Location:
Savannah, Georgia
Phone:
912-662-5537
912-373-7013
Fax:
(912) 352-9042
Email:

Catherine Bowman is an experienced litigation lawyer who has gained recognition by lawyers, judges, clients and the business community.  She primarily practices employment law and personal injury law. Ms. Bowman has been given the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical standards, by her lawyer peers and Judges (Martindale-Hubbell© Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent).  She is a Past President of the Savannah Bar Association.  Ms. Bowman has been chosen by the Georgia Business Community as a Legal Elite in the practice of Employment Law on numerous occasions. 

Ms. Bowman understands that an effective litigation attorney is one who combines persuasion with technical skill, hard work and zealousness; an even more effective litigation lawyer is one who has an excellent rapport with the plaintiff and the defense bar, as well as the medical community; and the most effective attorney is one that accomplishes all of this at reasonable prices and bills fairly.

Creative problem-solving and innovation have never been more important in the practice of law. Whether drafting an employment law manual for a newly formed company or appearing in court on a litigation matter, The Bowman Law Office remains true to the firm's founding vision - the practice of law with uncompromising integrity and an insistence on obtaining the best possible results for our clients.

Ms. Bowman was admitted to the bar in 1987, and began practicing civil litigation, primarily insurance defense, in the areas of casualty, professional malpractice and healthcare, and worker's compensation, representing insurers and companies, such as American International Group, CNA Insurance Group, Cotton States Mutual Insurance Company, Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Gulf Insurance Group, OUM & Associates, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Philadelphia Insurance Company, Reliance Insurance Company, Rite-Aid Corporation and Zurich Insurance Company. Shortly after Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was amended, Catherine Bowman began to practice Employment Law as well, originally as an attorney for the Employee, and then expanding her practice to include the Employer. As an attorney for the Employer, Ms. Bowman has represented such companies and organizations as Air Frame Component Repair, American Greetings Corporation, American International Group, Bulloch County School System, Canoochee Electric Membership Cooperative, City of Baxley, CNA Insurance Group, Data Systems International, Inc, Greenbriar Children's Center, Hawthorne Suites, International Paper Company, John S. James Company, JWF Specialty, MedBank Foundation, Nightingale Services, Inc., Prolectric Electrical Contractors, Inc., Regis Corporation, Safe Shelter, Savannah Termite & Pest Control, Inc., Second Harvest Food Bank, Speros, Inc., The Landings Club, Town and Country Exterminating, United Parcel Service, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 

In 2007, Catherine Bowman opened The Bowman Law Office, LLC, where she continues to focus her practice in employment law, professional malpractice and other insurance defense, and personal injury plaintiff’s work. 

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Employment

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1987

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia - 1987
  • Vanderbilt University
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1984

Representative Clients

  • Philadelphia Insurance Company
  • Nightingale Staffing, Inc.
  • GeoVera Insurance (formerly U.S.F.&G)
  • AAA/Auto Club Insurance Association
  • Vesta Hospitality
  • Glatfelter's Claims Management, Inc.
  • Canoochee Electric Membership Cooperative

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell© Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent, the Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards-as rated by lawyers and judges
  • Savannah Magazine’s Best Lawyer-as chosen by their readers, 2012 - Present
  • Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite-as chosen by the Georgia business community
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Employment Law section, Former Chair
  • Savannah Bar Association, Former President
  • American Employment Law Council
  • International Association of Defense Counsel

Past Employment Positions

  • Forbes and Bowman, Partner, 1991 - 2007
  • Ranitz, Mahoney, Forbes and Coolidge, Associate, 1987 - 1991