Ovando Bowen LLP
1800 E. Garry Avenue, Suite 116
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Ovando Bowen LLP
Ovando Bowen LLP is a husband and wife run law firm focusing on estate planning, probate litigation, trust administration, business and civil litigation. Based in Santa Ana, CA, our mission is to exceed your expectations by understanding your needs and applying our expertise with honest and realistic acumen. As a family run law firm, our clients trust us with the complexities and delicate nature of estate planning and probate. With years of diverse experience in the private sector we know how professionals think, what they want and how to best protect their unique interests.
About Chumahan Bowen
Chumahan is the Senior Partner of Ovando Bowen LLP. During law school, Chumahan apprenticed in litigation at a prestigious class action firm. After passing the bar, Chumahan advanced to litigation associate, gained experience in appellate litigation and climbed to junior partner faster than any associate in the firm’s history. With litigation expertise, research excellence and a sense of the future developments in the legal field, Chumahan created his own firm focusing on Business law and Estate Planning.
Chumahan is an active Member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, State Bar of California, Orange County Bar Association. Chumahan is licensed to practice before all the Federal Courts.
Chumahan received a B.A. in English from University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley Chumahan received the James Phellon Fellowship. After, Chumahan received his M.F.A. in Screenwriting from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While at UCLA Chumahan received the Eydie Gorme Fellowship. He then went on to receive his J.D. from Pepperdine University. Chumahan is also a Certified Professional Coach and Leadership Coach. Chumahan also earned a professional certificate in the Straus School of Dispute Resolution.
Chumahan is an American Indian from the Jamestown S’Kllalam Tribe and the Bad River Oneida Tribe. Chumahan was born in Orange County and raised on the Puyallup Indian Reservation. Prior to becoming an attorney, Chumahan was a Screenwriter and assistant to prominent producers John Davis and Wyck Godfrey. Chumahan continues to write and has several film and documentary projects in development. For the last ten years Chumahan has studied Lacanian psychoanalysis, Chumahan is a fan of philosophers Slavoj Žižek and Graham Harman. He enjoys traveling around the world, learning new languages (conversational Spanish), and being a dad (Papa).
About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.