Levin Papantonio Rafferty
316 South Baylen St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
Wesley Bowden is a shareholder with Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty. He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2005, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. In May 2008, he received his law degree from Cumberland School of Law. He practiced for two years in Pensacola at the State Attorney's Office for the 1st Judicial Circuit as a felony prosecutor.
Since joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Bowden has dedicated his practice to personal injury and product liability litigation. He has been involved in multiple mass tort cases involving pharmaceutical products and environmental contamination.
In 2017, Mr. Bowden served as co-lead counsel in Vigneron v. E.I. DuPont, obtaining a $12.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered from cancer after drinking water contaminated with the chemical PFOA (C8) discharged by DuPont’s Washington Works Teflon manufacturing plant.
In 2016, Mr. Bowden was part of the trial team which secured a $5.6 million verdict on behalf of an Ohio resident who developed cancer after consuming PFOA (C8) discharged by DuPont into the air and drinking water of the surrounding community.
Year Joined Law Firm
Present Position with Law Firm
Areas of Practice
- Products Liability
- Personal Injury Law
- Wrongful Death Law
- Mesothelioma and Asbestos Litigation
- Northern District of Florida
- Middle District of Florida
- Southern District of Florida
- Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 2008 J.D.
- University of South Alabama, 2005, B.S. Finance
Mr. Bowden practiced for two years in Pensacola at the State Attorney’s office for the 1st Judicial Circuit. As a prosecutor, he tried more than thirty jury trials as lead counsel.