R. Bowden







Areas of Practice

  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Automobile Wrecks
  • Nursing Home Abuse

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1979
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1972

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine
  • Campbell University Distinguished Alumni
  • Campbell University Presidential Medallion
  • Alumnus of the Year, Wake Forest University Black Alumni
  • Community Service Award from Zeta Phi Beta
  • Community Service Award from St. Stephens A.M.E. Church
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Service Award by the Citizens for Dr. King of Biscoe, NC
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers of North Carolina - American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Member Board of Governors of the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Former member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors
  • Former A&T State University Board of Trustees


  • Spanish


  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Sigma Pi Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi