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M. Reas Bowman


Reas Bowman


Tel: (312) 368-0100
Fax: (312) 368-0111

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M. Reas Bowman
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2022 Super Lawyer, and selected as an Illinois Rising Star for 2013, 2016-2020

The American Registry’s Emerging Lawyers in Illinois 2018, 2020, and 2021


Reas has been a commercial litigator since his 2005 admission to the Illinois Bar.  He primarily represents businesses in real estate, construction, and contract disputes. Reas is also an experienced class action attorney, having represented clients in several cases involving business torts.

Reas represents clients in all phases of litigation, handling trials, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations. This wide-ranging experience includes successfully defending a Fortune 500 financial institution before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, obtaining summary judgment for a shopping center owner’s enforcement of a purchase-sale agreement, and favorably resolving a property developer’s construction claims involving three multi-unit residential buildings.

Reas litigates cases throughout Illinois, and his appellate experience includes successfully briefing and arguing more than two dozen appeals in state and federal appellate courts.


Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. 2005

DePauw University, B.A.

Courts and Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Memberships and Activities

Reas serves as an investigator and hearing member for the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee, which investigates and evaluates persons being considered for judicial office.


Reas is an avid photographer, and you can find him cycling along Lake Michigan most weekends, weather permitting.

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