For almost thirty years as a prosecutor, I vigorously fought to provide justice for those who had been victimized by the cruelty and callousness of some of society’s most cold-hearted criminals. As your attorney, I will provide that same level of unrelenting drive and determination to protect your interests while always striving to obtain the best possible outcome to compensate you for your loss. I will be there for you when you need someone to stand with you and to help guide you through what can sometimes be one of the most emotionally and mentally taxing periods of your life.
Through perseverance and dedication to the precept of providing leadership through service to others, I will zealously represent my clients in their fight to achieve the justice they rightfully deserve and I will aggressively challenge those who would dare use unscrupulous methods to take advantage of others.
In my spare time, I enjoy camping, hiking, backpacking, and spending time with my family.
John Bowers graduated in 1983 from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He went on to attend Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1986. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Bowers served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable William M. Bowen, Jr. who was the presiding appellate judge for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in Montgomery, Alabama. In August of 1987, Mr. Bowers returned to Birmingham, Alabama to join the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
Over the course of the next 29 years, Mr. Bowers prosecuted a myriad of criminal offenses including capital murder, sexual assault, child abuse and other serious crimes of violence; as well as property crimes, drug trafficking, and financial fraud. He also litigated hundreds of drug asset forfeiture cases in civil court. In 2002, he led the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office Homicide Investigation Division and later supervised its Circuit Court and District Court Divisions. In 2010, he became Chief Deputy District Attorney.
Mr. Bowers has earned an outstanding reputation both in and out of the courtroom for being an effective and well-respected advocate for victims of crime. He was a member of the Alabama District Attorney’s Association, the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation, the Metropolitan Criminal Justice Executive Association, and he also served on the Prescott House Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors. In 2010, Mr. Bowers was awarded the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the maintenance of law and order.
Mr. Bowers has also devoted many years of leadership and service to the Boy Scouts of America in his many roles as a volunteer leader with the Greater Alabama Council. He is a recipient of the District Award of Merit and he is also a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society. In 2010, the Greater Alabama Council presented him with their highest honor, the Silver Beaver Award, for his distinguished service to Scouting.