A true local, Mrs. Bowden was raised on Pensacola Beach with her mother, step father, younger sister and younger brother. She attended Pensacola Beach Elementary School and Gulf Breeze Middle School and High School. She attended Pensacola Junior College, now Pensacola State College, full time her senior year of high school as part of the dual enrollment program. After graduating from high school, she attended Florida State University on an academic scholarship. While attending FSU, she was employed and was on the Level Co. Dance Team. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications and a minor in English. She attended law school at Barry University School of Law in Orlando. While attending Barry, she received her honors certificate in children and family law. After graduating law school, she took the Florida Bar Exam and became licensed to practice law in Florida. She then began her first position as a practicing attorney at the Office of the Public Defender in Escambia County. As a Public Defender, Mrs. Bowden practiced criminal defense, where she represented over 2000 defendants. She gained great experience in and out of Court, handling misdemeanor and felony cases. After three years as an attorney at the Office of the Public Defender, she began her career in private practice at a small, local firm. There, she practiced Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Wills, before deciding to open her own firm, Lacie Bowden Law.
Mrs. Bowden lives in Pensacola with her husband and their four pets. She still enjoys many of the same activities that she grew up doing, including lounging on the beach, surfing, paddle boarding, boating, fishing and strolling the beach on her bike. She loves spending time with family and friends, who are all a huge part of her life. She also enjoys dancing, photography and traveling.
From the time Mrs. Bowden was in elementary school, she always had an interest in becoming an attorney. Her parents divorced when she was very young, so Family Law had been something she wanted to do from very early on. She wanted to help everyone involved in a divorce, whether it was the parents, children or extended family. She truly understands the aspects of divorce, which gives her a special connection with her clients in that particular area of law.
It is Mrs. Bowden's passion to help others, whether it in Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury or Wills. And, it is a pleasure and commitment for her to serve the people of the community that she loves.
Florida Bar, member, in good standing
Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, member
Northwest Florida Association of Women Lawyers, member
Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast, Board member
Mystic Krewe of Nereids, member