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Chumahan Bowen

Attorney Chumahan Bowen
  • Senior Partner


Practice Areas

  • Class Action
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Business Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Negotiations
  • Strategy
ABTL Orange County


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 CAALA, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, National Native American Bar Association and Association of Business Trial Lawyers. 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 card-carrying member of the Oneida Tribe in Wisconsin. 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 will also have his more thought provoking work published in an upcoming academic book entitled: Tribal and the Cultural Legacy of Streetwear edited by G. James Daichendt. 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).

Chumahan was part of the team in the following cases:
In Re: Countrywide Financial Corp.
Boschma v. Home Loan Center, Inc
Jordan v. Paul Financial, LLC
Peel v. Brooks America Mortgage
Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC
Alexander Gurevich v. Royal Ambulance, et al

He was the chief editor and researcher in Boschma v. Home Loan Center, Inc. (2011 WL 3486440- where the Court of Appeal reversed in full, the trial court's denial of a demurrer in a case involving fraudulent omissions and violations of California's Unfair Competition laws, Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17200, et seq.)


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D.

Bar Admission

  • California, 2009
  • U.S. Federal Courts

Professional Associations

  • National Native Bar Association
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County