Kirsten R. Bowman is a shareholder in
the Litigation and Eminent Domain Departments at Richards, Watson
& Gershon. Ms. Bowman specializes in the area of eminent domain
and inverse condemnation, representing public entities and property
owners in both litigation and advisory capacities through all phases
of the pre-condemnation and condemnation process.
Before joining the Firm, Ms. Bowman represented the State of California
Department of Transportation, Legal Division, for over seven years
as a Senior Deputy State Attorney. While with the Department's Legal
Division, Ms. Bowman's experiences included numerous mediations,
arbitrations and court and jury trials in the field of eminent domain,
government tort liability, unlawful detainers and CEQA challenges.
Ms. Bowman has litigated a variety of condemnation cases pertaining
to both commercial, industrial and residential properties which
involved claims of precondemnation damage, severance damages and
loss of business goodwill. In addition, Ms. Bowman has litigated
inverse condemnation, dangerous conditions of public property cases,
as well as environmental challenges involving public improvements.
Ms. Bowman has made presentations on a variety of condemnation,
appraisal and commercial leasing topics to professional associations.
While in law school, Ms. Bowman served as a Research Editor for
the UWLA Law Review, 1995.
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1990
J.D., University of West Los Angeles, 1995