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Alumni dinner to honor James M. Bowie, class of ‘77

March 10, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine – James M. Bowie, a highly respected lawyer and a board member of the University of Maine School of Law Foundation, will be honored April 10 at the annual dinner of the Maine Law Alumni Association. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel.

Bowie will receive the association’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the legal profession and his longstanding support of the University of Maine School of Law. Online registration for Maine Law alumni dinner is available here.

A founding partner in the Portland law firm of Thompson & Bowie, LLP, Bowie is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Maine School of Law, class of 1977. He is a member of the University of Maine School of Law Foundation Board, and formerly served on the Board of the Alumni Association. Bowie served as the campaign co-chair for the Foundations for the Future Capital Campaign, which was then the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Maine Law.

Bowie’s practice focuses on professional liability matters, and he also conducts an extensive alternative dispute resolution practice. He has tried dozens of professional liability cases to Maine juries and judges, and has litigated a number of significant cases on appeal to both the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Bowie serves as a member of the Professional Ethics Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar.

As a volunteer and active member of his community, Bowie has served many roles including moderator, deacon and trustee for the First Parish Congregational Church, UCC of Yarmouth. He is a high school baseball umpire with the Western Maine Board of Baseball Umpires. Bowie also has been an active supporter of the Maine Bar Foundation Campaign for Justice, serving as chair in 2008.

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Media contact: Trevor Maxwell, communications director at Maine Law
Office: 207-228-8037/ Cell: 207-286-4431/ email: trevor.maxwell@maine.edu

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