Jill M. Bowen

Ms. Bowen concentrates her practice in the area of commercial litigation, involving business and real estate disputes. She handles both trials and civil proceedings.

Ms. Bowen received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in 2015 and her Juris Doctor, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law in 2019. In law school, she received multiple Book Awards for academic performance in Evidence, Land Use  Regulation, Coastal & Ocean Law, and Legal Writing.

During law school, Ms. Bowen served as a Staff Editor for Law Review and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law. Ms. Bowen was also the Chair of the Law School Council, which allocated funds to all FSU College of Law student organizations.

Ms. Bowen is currently involved in the Sarasota County Bar Association, serving on multiple committees for the Young Lawyers Division.

Prior to joining Bentley Law, Ms. Bowen clerked for the City of Tampa City Attorney’s Office, representing the city in a variety of administrative and civil proceedings, and later clerked for a private litigation firm in Tallahassee focusing on commercial and real estate disputes.

  • Education
  • Bar Admissions
  • Honors/Awards
  • Associations/Memberships

Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida

  • J.D., magna cum laude – 2019


University of South Florida

  • B.S. – 2015
  • Major: Environmental Science & Policy
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • Book Award in Evidence
  • Book Award in Land Use Regulation
  • Book Award in Coastal & Ocean Law
  • Book Award in Legal Writing
  • Donna R. Christie Service Award, 2019
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, 2021-22
    • Co-Editor, The Docket, 2020-22
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Division Diversity Liaison Committee, 2020-21
  • Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, Member
  • Sarasota Teen Court
    • Chair, Scholarship Awards Dinner, 2020
    • Volunteer Judge, 2021
  • Booker High School Law Institute, Mentor

Phone: 941-549-8963
Fax: 941-312-5316

Areas of Practice

Business Disputes
Contract Disputes
Real Estate Disputes

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