Henry L. Bowden, Jr.


Henry Bowden is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. In June of 1995, after a long career in a large Atlanta law firm, Henry founded The Bowden Law Firm, the predecessor to The Bowden Spratt Law Firm, which was founded in 2009. For over 40 years, Henry has served as an advisor to individuals and families, assisting them with wealth transfer strategies, creating plans that allow them to realize their charitable and family goals, facilitating successful transitions in family businesses, and helping them navigate the estate administration process.

PHONE: 404-523-8337

FAX: 404-523-8323

EMAIL: henrybowdenjr@bowdenspratt.com

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1974
  • United States Supreme Court, 2008


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Articles Editor, Emory Law Journal
  • Order of the Coif
  • J.D - 1974
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Raven Society 
B.A - 1971

Professional Honors & Affiliations

  • The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, Fellow, 1986 – Present (Former State Chair)
  • Board of Bar Examiners, State Bar of Georgia, 2016 - Present
  • Fiduciary Law Section, State Bar of Georgia (Past Chair)
  • Emory Medal (Emory University Alumni Association), 2009
  • Greater Good Award (Georgia Planned Giving Council), 2006
  • Outstanding Law Alumnus, Emory University School of Law, 2005
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Member, 1980 – Present (Past President)
  • American Bar Association, 1974 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1991 - Present

Community Involvement

  • Trustee, Emory University, 1986 - Present
  • Trustee, Wesley Woods Senior Living, Inc., 2015 - Present
  • Trustee, Westminster Schools, 1996 - 1999
  • Northside United Methodist Church, Member and Sunday School Teacher