James M. Bowie - Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC

James M. Bowie

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

In 1978, Jim became a founding partner of what was then Hunt Thompson & Bowie.  His current practice with Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC focuses on commercial litigation, insurance counseling services and professional liability.  His exceptional reputation in the legal community is built, in part, on his successful involvement in cases which have helped shape Maine law.  Not only is he a veteran of countless jury trials in both state and federal court, as well as non-jury trials, arbitrations, mediations and administrative hearings, but he has also been counsel of record in over 80 matters before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Jim is also an active arbitrator and mediator, participating in the panels for the Maine’s Rule 16B mandatory ADR program, as well as a substantial private arbitration and mediation practice.  He is a frequent lecturer on subjects of trial practice, alternative dispute resolution, insurance law, and risk management for professionals.

Jim’s passion is baseball, appropriately enough, as an umpire. He’s a past president of the Western Maine Board of Baseball Umpires and is a former executive secretary of the State of Maine Umpires Association.  Jim also serves on a variety of civic and educational boards and organizations in the Greater Portland and Southern Maine area.

Bowdoin CollegeAB 1974University of Maine Law SchoolJ.D. 1977

Case History

Erlich v. Ouellette, Labonte, Roberge, & Allen, P.A. — 637 F.3d 32 (1st Cir. 2011)
Garland v. Roy — 2009 ME 86, 976 A.2d 940  

Office Location

Three Canal Plaza, Second Floor
P.O. Box 4630
Portland, ME 04112-4630
United States

Practice Areas

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants (Appellate, Insurance, Lawyer Ethics, Mediation)

Other Information

Gender: Male