Attorney General Coleman Appoints Chris Bowlin as Counsel to the Civil Chief


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2024) – Attorney General Russell Coleman announced the appointment of Mount Sterling attorney Chris Bowlin as the Office’s Counsel to the Civil Chief. In this role, Bowlin will defend Kentucky’s laws and protect the interests of the Commonwealth and its citizens.

“Chris is an outstanding attorney who will bring talent and expertise to protect Kentuckians and their wallets from harmful government overreach, burdensome regulations and unethical business practices,” said General Coleman.

Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Bowlin worked for an energy and utility company in a variety of roles. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Osborne & Bowlin, PLLC in Paintsville.

“It’s an honor to serve the Commonwealth I call home,” said Bowlin. “Every Kentuckian deserves to be safe in the communities where they live, work and raise their families. I’m thrilled to work with the incredible team Attorney General Coleman has assembled and continue this important work on behalf of Kentuckians.”

Bowlin will work alongside new Civil Chief Justin Clark, who previously served in the Attorney General’s Office where he brought complex cases, including against the manufacturers and distributors of deadly opioids.

The Civil Division focuses on important issues that affect the daily lives of fellow Kentuckians, such as defending the Constitution, combatting unfair and anticompetitive business practices, being a watchdog for consumers in utility matters, and protecting senior citizens. The Division has handled several pieces of recent high-profile litigation and actions, including the state’s opioid settlements that brought nearly $900 million to the Commonwealth, blocking President Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors and achieving nearly $340 million in avoided costs for Kentucky ratepayers.

The Division consists of the Office of Civil and Environmental Law, the Office of Consumer Protection, the Office of Rate Intervention and the Office of Senior Protection. To learn more, visit the Attorney General’s website.

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