About Barbara J. Bowers
University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law
University of California Santa Barbara
B.A. in History
North Carolina Bar No. 50226
California Bar No. 283318
While it has been said that Law is reason free from passion, Barbara J. Bowers believes that an attorney should fill that void. Barbara planned to pursue a career as a lawyer from a very young age and was licensed to practice law in the state of California by the age of 25 — and most recently in the State of North Carolina. She spent the first portion of her career as an attorney working side by side with her father. During that time as an associate attorney in his firm she handled cases start to finish, with the sole instruction to “figure it out.” She has always been a strong advocate for her clients, making the time to meet all of their needs and always doing what was truly in their best interest. Taking initiative, Barbara is able to resolve many cases before filing a lawsuit or going to court. Depending on the case, she does not bill her clients by the hour, instead charging flat fees or taking cases on contingency which allows her to take immediate action and get quicker results. She practices in many different areas of the law including Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, and Family Law. She also conducted many cases against government entities including breach of contract, employment disputes, and wrongful death actions. She has ample experience in unlawful detainers, landlord-tenant issues, drafting contracts, drafting wills, employment issues, DUI’s and DWI’s, domestic violence, and drug related offenses. While her office is located near Asheville, she is willing and able to travel anywhere in North Carolina to represent her clients. She also offers her services as a certified mediator.
North Carolina Notary Public
Firm foundation in Spanish language
Barbara Bowers née Thomas was born and raised in the grape growing town of Woodbridge, California, a region now celebrated for Zinfandel wines. She went on to College at the same University her father and two older sisters attended. She chose to study History and Spanish at the University of California Santa Barbara, spending semesters abroad studying in both Greece and Spain. She returned to Northern California to follow in the footsteps of her father obtaining a law degree from the University of the Pacific, the oldest University west of the Mississippi River. Completing law school a semester early, she was nominated by her fellow law students to give the graduation speech which she delivered as a poem. Following law school she worked side by side with her father who has been practicing law in California for 40 years. Her passions outside of the law include snowboarding, fishing, poetry, mountain biking, and travel. She moved to Western North Carolina in October of 2015 and is grateful to call the Smoky Mountains home.