Bow Bottomly

Bow Bottomly

Bow Bottomly

Senior Attorney
Norman, Oklahoma

Bow received his undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from the Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.

After graduation from law school, Bow went on active duty in the Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate. During his first tour, Bow litigated hundreds of cases and tried numerous jury trials involving issues such as murder, sexual assault, large-scale recruit abuse and drug offenses.

Bow deployed with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines to Ramadi, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In Iraq, Bow worked with local Iraqi judges and security forces to help facilitate terrorism prosecutions. Additionally, he worked as a legal advisor for more than 1,000 U. S. Marines in the areas of consumer law, family law and immigration law.

Upon returning from Iraq, Bow reported to Washington, D.C., where he served for two and a half years as an appellate attorney. During this time in D.C., he drafted over 60 appellate briefs on behalf of his clients and argued multiple cases before both the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Bow remains an active member in the Marine Corps Reserve.

Bow’s practice is primarily focused on criminal law, family law and civil litigation, as well as oil and gas law. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Oklahoma and Kansas.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law (Includes Military Law)
  • Civil Litigation
  • Oil and Gas

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2005
  • Kansas, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2010
  • U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 2010


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
    • B.S. - 2001
    • Major: Management Information Systems

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Marine Corps, Judge Advocate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer for Trinity Legal of Oklahoma
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  • Wealth Counsil