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Clyde Bowles focuses his practice on the representation of business and not-for-profit organizations, and individuals, relating to their general legal needs, including: transactions generally; dispute resolution (including litigation and mediation); and liaison/consultation needs of individual clients on estate planning and probate matters handled generally by other firm attorneys concentrating in those practice areas.
Following three years of private practice in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, Clyde has engaged in the full-time practice of law in Chicago, except for four years of service as an Assistant State’s Attorney of Cook County, on leave of absence from his law partnership, during which he headed the prosecution of complex financial (white collar) crimes.
He is a Circuit Court of Cook County certified mediator; an active member of the Association of Attorney Mediators; and on the Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators of the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association.
Clyde’s past professional activities include: member of the five-person Board of Law Examiners appointed by the Supreme Court of Illinois; Chair of the National Conference of Bar Examiners; member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association (ABA); and member of the Council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
NON-PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, HONORS AND AWARDS
Decoration from the Emperor of Japan:
The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
Past Chair, the National Association of Japan-America Societies
Past President, the Japan America Society of Chicago
Past Chair, Board of Directors of McCormick Theological Seminary
Past President, Board of Trustees, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
Former Clerk of Session, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
Yale Law School, J.D.
Northwestern Universtiy , B.S., with distinction and with honors in Economics
State of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (member of Trial Bar)
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
American Bar Association
American Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
The Lawyers Club of Chicago