Rebecca Bowman-Rivas

Law & Social Work Service Program Manager




(410) 706-7356


(410) 706-5856

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  • BA, 1993, Johns Hopkins University
    MSW, 1999, University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Social Work


Rebecca Bowman-Rivas is a clinical and forensic social worker who has run the Law & Social Work Services Program at Maryland Carey Law for 20 years. The program provides social work services and support for the Clinical Law Program, providing law and social work students the opportunity to collaborate and provide holistic services to their clients. Areas of practice include criminal defense, immigration, low-income taxpayers, gender violence, and health care. The program provided support and case management for more than 100 individuals released under Unger v. Maryland (2012), after serving decades in prison.

She received the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents’ Staff Award for Extraordinary Public Service to the University or Greater Community in 2017.

Bowman-Rivas has been in private practice for 18 years through Bowman-Rivas Consulting, LLC, providing mitigation, sentencing advocacy, and expert testimony in capital cases and other felonies, juvenile LWOP and transfer of jurisdiction cases.

She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland School of Social Work.