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Joseph P. Bowman

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Practice Areas:

  • Government Administrative Litigation and Appeals
  • State, County, and Hazardous Duty Disability Benefits
  • General Civil Litigation and Appeals
  • Domestic Litigation and Appeals
  • Criminal Litigation and Appeals
  • Probate and Estate Matters


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Vanderbilt University National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, Semi-Finalist
  • University of Kentucky

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2004
  • Franklin County Bar Association, Past Treasurer
  • Franklin County Bar Association, Past Secretary
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • American Bar Association

Published Works

  • Author, Kentucky Civil Practice after Trial § 10 (Briefs), published by the University of Kentucky Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2010

Representative Cases

  • Brooks v. Kentucky Retirement Systems, 2013-CA-000467
  • Tucker v. Kentucky Retirement Systems, 2013-CA-000706
  • Robinson v. Kentucky Retirement Systems, 2014-CA-000152
  • Bare v. Kentucky Retirement Systems, 2015-CA-000409
  • Ferrell v. Kentucky Retirement Systems, 2015-CA-000558
  • Kentucky Retirement Systems v. Grant, 2011-CA-000327
  • Carson v. Kentucky Retirement Systems, 2015-CA-000094


  • Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Writing Instructor, University of Kentucky College of Law

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Past Positions

  • Franklin Circuit Court, Honorable Roger Crittenden, Circuit Court Judge (Ret), Law Clerk
  • Johnson, True & Guarnieri, LLP
  • Johnson & Bearse, LLP