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James M. Bowie, Mediator & Arbitrator, Portland, Maine.

James M. Bowie

Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC
415 Congress Street
P.O. Box 4630
Portland, ME 04112
Tel: (207) 774-2500
Fax: (207) 774-3591
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Recognized to Maine Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire
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  • Practice Commenced1999
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Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mr. Bowie served as an Arbitrator and as a Mediator in a variety of cases, including insurance, construction, business and employment-related issues. He has served as an Arbitrator in over 70 cases, and as a Mediator in over 1000 cases.

James has lectured with regard to alternative dispute resolution at various continuing legal education seminars sponsored by both private and public professional organizations, including the Maine State Bar Association and the American Arbitration Association.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • Bowdoin College (A.B.-74 cum laude)
  • University of Maine School of Law (JD-77 cum laude)

Memberships & Affiliations

ABA; MSBA; Cumberland County Bar Association; MTLA; DRI; Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Maine State Bar Association (Vice-Chair 2004 to 2009); The Maine Task Force on Ethics (focusing on conforming Maine's Code of Professional Responsibility to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct) (2005-2007); Professional Ethics Commission of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, 2011-2018. Litigation Counsel of America.

Rates Information

$300.00 per hour

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