Heather Bowman - General Counsel

Heather Bowman became the General Counsel for the Professional Liability Fund in 2022.

Ms. Bowman received her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law (2007) and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Seattle Pacific University (2001). She was admitted to the Oregon state and federal bars in 2007 and the Washington State Bar Association in 2008.

Before joining the PLF as a claims attorney in 2018, Ms. Bowman was a partner at a Portland, Oregon law firm where she defended complex civil litigation matters focusing on professional liability, insurance coverage, employment discrimination, and real property disputes. She serves on the board of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and is an active member of Oregon Women Lawyers, the Multnomah Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute. She previously served as a board member for the Oregon State Bar State Professional Responsibility Board. Ms. Bowman is an active mentor with the Oregon State Bar New Lawyer Mentoring Program and has served as a mentor through Lewis & Clark Law School and Portland State University. She co-authored the chapter on Employment Law mediation in the Oregon State Bar publication ADR in Oregon (OSB Legal Pubs 2019) and co-edited the Oregon State Bar publication Damages (OSB Legal Pubs 2016).