Barbara Ann Bowden was born and raised in Western Washington. She graduated from Kent/Meridian High School in 1977. Barbara went on to complete her undergraduate studies at Washington State University, where she graduated in 1982. Barbara continued her education and graduated from the University of Puget Sound Law School in 1985, and became a licensed attorney in the State of Washington in 1986.
Barbara has been in a private practice since 1989, first dabbling in the area of Family Law; however, she soon found her legal niche in the arena of non-felony misdemeanor cases, primarily DUI’s, Department of Licensing matters, and traffic infractions.
In the beginning Barbara’s practice covered primarily the expanse of King County, Pierce County, and Thurston County. However, From time to time she would find herself talked into taking cases as far out as Eastern Washington. Today, However, Barbara mothering her two toddler daughters, and has now limited her criminal practice to primarily Pierce County. Yet, her traffic infractions case load takes her to the far corners of most counties in Western Washington.