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Magistrate Judge Stephanie K. Bowman

Standing Orders

Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse, Room 706
100 East Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 564-7680


Magistrate Judge Stephanie K. Bowman was born in Kankakee, Illinois. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and received her J.D. from DePaul University, College of Law in 2000.

Magistrate Judge Bowman spent the first year of her legal career practicing immigration law at McKinney & Namei. In late 2001, she joined Barrett & Weber, LPA as an associate attorney where her practice focused on the fields of estate planning, zoning, real estate, business transactions and litigation. In 2006 she transitioned to a chambers law clerk to the Honorable Michael R. Barrett, United States District Judge. Magistrate Judge Bowman was appointed to her first eight-year term as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Ohio on October 29, 2010.

Magistrate Judge Bowman is a Fellow of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers and currently serves as Chair of the Steering Committee.  She is a past president and member of the Ohio Women's Bar Association and sits on the board of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky John W. Peck Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  Magistrate Judge Bowman is also a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Federal Magistrate Judges Association, and the Potter Stewart American Inn of Court. Magistrate Judge Bowman was named an Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2005.