Meet Scott


Scott Bowen is a partner in the Washington law firm of Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen, & Lingenbrink, PLLC, a law firm practicing personal injury law. Since 1985, Scott has represented clients who have suffered personal injuries caused by the negligence of others. This is a broad area of practice and has included cases from simple automobile accidents to severe birth injuries. Scott has a successful track record in falling accidents, construction site and work place injury cases and has handled adult family home and nursing home negligent cases involving injury and death. He also handles cases for injuries from personal assaults and animal attacks.

Scott believes that the most satisfying aspect of his work is helping people. He particularly enjoys representing children and the elderly.

Professional History

Scott Bowen has been a lawyer since 1979, is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice.

He received his law degree from Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington in 1979. During law school, he worked as a bailiff and intern at the Washington State Court of Appeals in Spokane.

After graduating from law school, Scott became a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Snohomish County, working on both civil and criminal cases. Scott managed the Child Support Enforcement Division on the civil side, while on the criminal side, he handled cases ranging from speeding tickets to first degree murder. Scott finished his time in the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in the Special Assault Unit, prosecuting serious assaults and sexual offenses.

Scott left the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in 1983, and began working for the Seattle law firm of Williams, Kastner, & Gibbs. There, he began his career in personal injury work and represented pharmaceutical companies, physicians and insurance companies. In 1985, Scott Bowen left Williams, Kastner, & Gibbs in order to represent injured people instead of defending against claims and to practice law with Pat Trudell, a friend since law school.

Scott has a commitment to legal pro bono work and over the years has represented a number of injured individuals without charging fees, or taking reduced fees. Scott Bowen’s pro bono work has provided for disabled and disadvantaged children, has put young people through college, and has provided economic security for elderly individuals.

Personal History

Scott Bowen was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been married since 1983 to his law school sweetheart, Vali Somers.

Scott and Vali are active members of the Mercer Island Rotary Club. Scott heads the Vocational Scholarship Committee, and Vali is in charge of the Mercer Island High School Interact Club. They have two sons who are in college.