Wareham Selectmen reappoint Town Counsel Richard Bowen

Feb 5, 2019

Wareham’s longtime Attorney Richard Bowen remains Town Counsel for another year after an enthusiastic endorsement from Selectmen.

On Tuesday, board members unanimously reappointed Bowen until next February. Bowen has served as Town Counsel since 2007. He has performed legal work for Wareham in some capacity since 1989.

Selectmen praised Bowen’s expertise in helping the town avoid lawsuits after the vote. 

“He’s saved us millions and kept us out of hot water,” said Selectman Peter Teitelbaum, a fellow attorney. “He’s the king of proper procedure...It’s been a pleasure working with him.”

Chair Alan Slavin echoed the sentiment.

“He doesn’t give us the answers we want to hear – he gives us the correct answers,” said Slavin. “That’s the biggest reason he’s kept us out of trouble.”

Bowen, who is usually present for board meetings, was not there for the vote. He was away in Douglas tending to a legal matter for that town, Slavin said.