James N. Bowen

Jim Bowen focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, including securities class actions and cases involving mergers and acquisitions, healthcare law, shareholder disputes, banking, accounting fraud, business torts, breach of contract, and other commercial disputes.  He represents a wide range of business and individual clients in state and federal court, in mediation, and arbitration.  Prior to joining Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC, Jim was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, where he concentrated on corporate transactional work, including representing public and private corporations and investment banks in debt and equity securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial transactions.  Jim continues to use his varied legal experience to advise his clients on legal issues affecting all aspects of their businesses, and he acts as outside general counsel to several small and midsize businesses and healthcare providers.

He graduated from the University of Virginia and from Columbia Law School in New York, where he was a James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  Jim has been recognized in Chambers USA and in Best Lawyers in America for his experience in commercial litigation, in particular securities litigation.

Jim is an Adjunct Professor at Belmont University, teaching a business law course in the Jack C. Massey College of Business.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Securities Litigation
Intellectual Property
General Business Advice


Columbia Law School, J.D. 2002
University of Virginia, B.A. 1998

Bar Admissions

New York, 2002
Tennessee, 2005


Phone: (615) 320-3700 ext. 144