Our dedicated and highly experienced legal staff at Bowles Fernandez can help you understand your options and take the first step to a successful resolution.

John Bowles


5200 Meadows Rd. | Lake Oswego, OR 97035
503.726/5930 | contact via email


John Bowles has over 18 years of litigation experience in areas of real estate, landlord/tenant disputes, business litigation, taxation, and banking. John’s extensive knowledge of lending and banking practices provides him a deep understanding of the complex legal issues involved in defending foreclosures in Oregon. John is persistent in the courtroom and steadfast in settlement negotiations. Most importantly, John always takes the time to clearly communicate with his clients. 


Before starting Bowles Fernández, John was the vice president of special assets in the workouts section of a Section 42 tax credit syndicator. Previously, John devoted a substantial amount of his career to tenants who were unable to afford legal representation.


A native Oregonian, John served in the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment of the United States Marine Corps. He attended the University of Oregon after his honorable discharge in 1984.  During his studies at UofO, John took part in Foreign Exchange Language Programs in Beijing and Fuzhou, China.  During law school, John focused on real property, international trade, business transactions, and foreign joint ventures.  After law school, he worked as a litigation attorney on the island of Guam advising the Board of Directors for the Guam Housing Authority before returning to the U.S. to begin his real estate practice.


John is happily married with 3 children, is an active leader in the community, and speaks mandarin Chinese fluently.



Practice Areas


Personal Injury


Consumer protection

Real Estate Litigation and Transactions

Landlord / Tenant

Business Organizations


J.D., 1995

Lewis and Clark School of Law

BA, Neurological Psychology, 1990
University of Oregon
Dean’s list; Captain of Judo Team

Intensive Mandarin Chinese, 1998
Fujian Teacher’s College | Beijing Foreign Languages Institute



Oregon Federal District Court


Community Service

One With Creation, La Conner, WA
Waluga Neighborhood Association Board Member
Lake Oswego Hunt Club Volunteer

Elisabeth B. Stanton is a CLAS Nationally Certified Legal Assistant Specialist (Criminal Law and Procedure), in addition to holding a degree in Paralegal Studies. Elisabeth has 35+ years of experience  in the legal field,  including most recently, working at the Federal Public Defender’s office Las Vegas, NV, in the capital habeas unit.


Elisabeth has worked for a number of years in both a civil litigation/criminal defense firm, as well as an insurance defense firm, not to mention extensive experience operating as an independent legal assistant, issue spotting, researching, and drafting appeals to the United States District Court (D. Nev.) and to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, her experience make Lizi a very welcomed member of the Bowles Fernandez team.

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