Mr. Bowes began his legal career serving as a judicial law clerk for one and a half years. For over 43 years, he operated a private civil practice, Roy M. Bowes & Associates, in the New Orleans area with concentrations in family law, personal injury, estate planning, successions, and collections. In 2022 he co-founded Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer, LLC by merging his practice into the firm. He is trained in the collaborative divorce model and is a charter member of the Collaborative Professionals Groups of Southeast Louisiana. He is a qualified registered divorce/custody/child support mediator. He has also mediated over 450 hurricane damage claims for the Louisiana Insurance Commissioner.