Lawrence T. Bowman

Managing Partner, Dallas Office

Lawrence “Larry” Bowman is the managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office. For more than three decades, Mr. Bowman has represented clients in complex commercial litigation, including construction, energy, contractual, tort, product liability, intellectual property, antitrust, and securities matters. He counsels a broad spectrum of individual corporate and insurance company clients in the courtroom during trials and around the negotiation table in the settlement of significant cases.

Mr. Bowman enjoys representing people and organizations involved in building things and adding value to their communities. He frequently advises contractors and subcontractors and other construction-related companies dealing with disasters such as fires, crane failures, and structural collapses. The process of large-scale commercial construction comes fraught with many kinds of risks, and Mr. Bowman’s clients rely on him to guide them through the aftermath of accidents, injuries, construction defects, and other challenging situations.

With many years of experience and an in-depth insight into the legal landscape, Mr. Bowman quickly reads and understands the relationships among the parties involved in conflicts stemming from project incidents. He adeptly synthesizes information—including physical evidence, eyewitness testimonies, and personal observations—to create coherent and influential accounts that explain why and how something happened, who is responsible, who may not be responsible.

When clients hire Mr. Bowman, he takes the time to discuss their issues empathetically and thoroughly, see things from their perspective, and gain a keen understanding of their problems in all their dimensions. He then draws on his broad and deep knowledge to create sensible strategies that contain and manage problems while helping clients attain their goals. If courtroom litigation is the best path forward, Mr. Bowman brings skilled and passionate advocacy to maximize outcomes.

Mr. Bowman earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from La Salle University and his Juris Doctor Degree from The Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a frequent author and speaker for many organizations, including National Association of Subrogation Professionals, National Economic Research Association, Property Loss Research Bureau, and bar associations and clients in the insurance industry.

Throughout his career, Mr. Bowman has achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional development, including his selection as a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Best Lawyers in America© by the U.S. News & World Report, Super Lawyer in Texas, and AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale Hubbell.

In his free time, Larry is an avid reader of many types of prose and frequently attends movies and theater performances. In addition to swimming, hiking, and playing golf, he travels often for both work and pleasure and enjoys spending time with his wife Julia, their three children, and five grandchildren.


  • La Salle University, B.A., 1975
  • Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1978


  • Texas
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • Loss Executives Association (LEA), Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), Fellow
  • Counsel on Litigation Management (CLM), Member

1717 Main Street
Suite 3650
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 974-7402