Walter L. Bowers Jr. is a partner at Wooden Bowers Vinson PLLC. Walter practices in the area of Employment Law, Business Law, and Civil Litigation. He is a native of Bessemer, AL. He attended Miles College in Birmingham, AL where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Sciences while playing football and being a part of the Student Government Association.
Walter was the student commander of his Reserve Officer Training Company (ROTC) and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. During his time in the Army, Walter was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After leaving the Army, Walter gained valuable business experience as a Senior Buyer where he worked to improve efficiency through cost reducing measures.
Desiring to get back into the public sector in order to serve, Walter later joined the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. During his time at CMPD Walter became a very effective police officer involved in community policing initiatives. Walter was awarded the “Officer of the Month” award in October 2009. While working as a patrol officer, Walter was accepted into the Charlotte School of Law. He participated in the part-time evening program which allowed him to simultaneously continue his career as a patrol officer. Walter was later assigned to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s Police Attorney’s Office, where he was responsible for responding to claims filed against the CMPD.
Walter also assisted with complex civil rights litigation filed against the City. During the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, Walter was assigned to the audit team responsible for ensuring that all security grant guidelines were followed.
Walter is very active in local and international outreach efforts through the work that he does at his church.