Roy M. Bowes is a graduate of Holy Cross High School. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans and was graduated from Loyola Law School in 1979. He served as a Judicial Clerk for 1 1/2 years. He has had a private civil practice, with concentration in the area of family law for over 37 years. He owns and operates the law firm of Roy M. Bowes & Associates which involves Mr. Bowes and 2 associate attorneys with a support staff of 2 legal assistants and an office manager. Mr. Bowes is trained in the collaborative divorce model, is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and he is a charter member of the Collaborative Professionals Group of Southeast Louisiana. He is a qualified registered divorce/custody/child support mediator. He has also served as the President of the New Orleans Chapter of the Christian Legal Society.