Medium sized firm specializing in complex civil litigation against major lending institutions. Focus is upon defending homeowners against foreclosure and evictions arising from foreclosures.
Deciding to hire an attorney can be a difficult and stressful decision to make. Hiring an attorney is not always the best choice, but failing to seek important legal advice can result in a detrimental outcome under your circumstances.
At Bowles FernÃ¡ndez, our first goal is to help you decide if you need to hire an attorney. If you do become one of our clients, you will quickly understand that our foundation is built on experience. Experience allows us to provide the best service possible to our clients. Experience guarantees we never lose sight of our clients' goals and what it will take to achieve them. We treat each and every case with compassionate and experienced legal representation. Both John Bowles and Rick Fernandez have extensive practice in the areas of finance, lending, loan servicing practices during our respective careers with major lending institutions. We use this knowledge to best assist our clients to achieve a successful outcome of their lawsuit.
If youâve decided you need an attorney, or are unsure and need help deciding, call us for a consultation. The first step to a successful resolution is to understand your options. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.
John Bowles has over 15 years of litigation experience in areas of real estate, landlord/tenant disputes, business litigation, taxation, and banking. John
Lewis and Clark School of Law
University of Oregon
BA, Neurological Psychology
Deanâs list; Captain of Judo Team
Rick is a founding member of Bowles Fernandez Law LLC. He practices in the areas of foreclosure defense, real estate law, business law, and consumer defense. He is fluent in Spanish.
Before starting Bowles Fernandez, Rick was Vice President and Director of Acquisitions at Homestead Capital, Inc., where he managed investments in affordable housing projects in nine western states. He has also worked as a project development specialist at Guardian Management LLC and was a Vice President of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation in Portland managing investments in tax credit housing developments. Rick was an associate attorney with Ball Janik LLP from 1996 to 1999. He has also worked as in-house legal counsel for TW Productions LLC. Rick currently serves on the board of Innovative Housing, Inc., an Oregon nonprofit providing affordable housing solutions to the community.
Vice Chair and Treasurer of Housing Authority of Portland 2001-2007
Portland Development Commission, Credit and Underwriting 2007
Multnomah County Citizens Budget Advisory Committee 2006
Commissioner of Portland Planning Commission 2001
Debtor Creditor Legislative Committee
Multnomah County Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section
Oregon State Bar Consumer Protection Section
Oregon Hispanic Bar Association
St. Thomas College
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Summa Cum Laude
Catholic University of America
Master of Arts in Theology
University of California at Berkeley, California
Jeff joined Bowles Fernandez in 2011. He specializes in foreclosure defense and appellate practice. Prior to joining Bowles Fernandez, Jeff was an Associate Attorney at The Cochran Law Firm, LLC, where he practiced foreclosure defense, child custody, divorce, civil litigation, criminal defense, and transactional law.
As a legal intern for Lewis and Clark Tax Clinic, Jeff represented low-income clients involved in IRS disputes in Federal Tax Court. Jeff successfully argued the Brandrup v. ReconTrust decision before the Oregon Supreme Court in 2013, which resulted in the Court deciding that MERS was not a beneficiary under Oregon law and requiring that the true beneficiary be identified before a non-judicial foreclosure can be conducted.
When not working, Jeff spends his time hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, skydiving and occasionally painting.
* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.
Oregon Foreclosure Basics | Bowles Fernandez Law LLC