J. Bowman Neely, Associate Attorney

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

J.D., 2004, University of Montana School of Law
       Editor-in-Chief, Montana Law Review
       Judge Russell E. Smith Scholarship Award
B.A., 1995, New York University

Professional Recognition
Associate Spotlight, Washington Law & Politics
Selected for inclusion on the 2009-2013 Washington Rising Stars list featuring the top young lawyers in the state. Only 2.5% of the lawyers eligible are selected.
Barrister, Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.

Professional Leadership
Member, Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Treasurer (2005-2006)
Member, Washington State Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property
Member, King County Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property
Trustee, Henry Gallery Association (2006-2012); Vice President (2008)
Board of Directors, Secretary, Stewardship Partners (2010-present)

Related Employment
Summer Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office (Summer 2003)
Development Consultant, Saddletude.com (2000-2001)
Artist, Santa Fe Arts Colony (1997-2001)
Associate Gallery Manager, W. Graham Arader III (1994-1995)
American Paintings Department, Sotheby’s New York (1994

Judicial Clerkships
Law Clerk to Federal Magistrate Judge Lief B. Erickson, United States Attorney’s Office (2004)

Practice Areas

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property

Contracts, Unfair Competition and Other Business Disputes

Arts, Entertainment and Sports

Business Transactions and Organizations

J. Bowman Neely

J. Bowman Neely, Associate Attorney 901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, Washington 98164
Voice: 206-624-1933
Fax: 206-583-2716
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J. Bowman Neely is a graduate of New York University (B.A., 1995), the Art Institute of Chicago (painting), and the University of Montana School of Law (J.D., 2004). During law school, Mr. Neely was the editor-in-chief of the Montana Law Review. He worked as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office. Mr. Neely then clerked for Federal Magistrate Judge Lief B. Erickson. He has studied abroad as a visiting student at Oxford University, and is proficient in French and Spanish. Before law school, he was involved in the arts working for Sotheby’s Auction House in New York and for a private dealer, as well as in the role of an artist exhibiting in New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Neely has experience working on public-private development partnerships, commercial real estate agreements, land use, water rights, and renewable energy matters. He is a member of the bar of Washington.

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