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Roy Bowes


Roy M. Bowes is a graduate of Holy Cross High School in New Orleans, LA.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans and graduated from Loyola Law School in 1979.

Mr. Bowes began his legal career serving as a judicial law clerk for one and a half years.  For over 43 years, he operated a private civil practice, Roy M. Bowes & Associates, in the New Orleans area with concentrations in family law, personal injury, estate planning, successions, and collections.  In 2022 he co-founded Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer, LLC by merging his practice into the firm.  He is trained in the collaborative divorce model and is a charter member of the Collaborative Professionals Groups of Southeast Louisiana.  He is a qualified registered divorce/custody/child support mediator.  He has also mediated over 450 hurricane damage claims for the Louisiana Insurance Commissioner.

Mr. Bowes is a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers’ Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  He is also a member of the Christian Legal Society and has served as President of its New Orleans Chapter.



Loyola University, College of Law
Juris Doctor, 1979

University of New Orleans
Bachelor of Science, Business Management, 1975


Admissions & Licenses:

Louisiana State Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. Supreme Court
Louisiana Notary Public


Professional Associations:

Christian Legal Society
Collaborative Professionals Groups of Southeast Louisiana


Community Associations:

St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers’ Association, Board of Directors
Knights of Columbus


Appellate Cases:

Vuskovich v. Thorne, 498 So.2d 1072 (La. 11/24/86)
Jefferson Door company, Inc. v. Lewis
, 713 So.2d 835 (La.App. 5 Cir. 05/27/98)
Marcantel v. Jefferson Door Company, Inc.
, 817 So.2d 236 (La.App. 5 Cir. 04/10/02)
Jefferson Door Company, Inc. v. Forman, 836 So.2d 552 (12/30/02)
Dailey v. The Home Furnishing Store, 857 So.2d 1051 (09/17/03)
Orrill v. Orrill, 5 So.3d 279 (La. App. 4 Cir. 02/04/09)
Aupied v. Aupied, 38 So.3d 899 (La.App. 5 Cir. 03/09/10)


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Suite 200
Gretna, Louisiana 70053



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