As a trial attorney at The Gomez Law Firm, Theresa Bowen devotes herself solely to the practice of plaintiffs' personal injury cases, with an emphasis on catastrophic personal injury and product liability. Her goal is to bring justice to ordinary people through hard work, preparation and a commitment to the ethics of the legal profession.
Since late 2010, Bowen has worked to bring relief to numerous clients whose defective DePuy orthopaedic hip implants have caused them to suffer immense pain and dangerous levels of toxic metals in their bloodstreams. Bowen is actively handling these complex cases filed in Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4649: DePuy ASR Hip System Cases and Multi-District Litigation No. 2244: In re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation. In addition, Bowen has worked daily to facilitate clients’ revision surgeries and ensure that the proper protocol is followed to preserve their explanted devices.
Since late 2009, Bowen has worked on Saylor v. Toyota et al to bring justice to the surviving family members of California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, Cleofe Lastrella Saylor, Mahala Saylor and Chris Lastrella. They were tragically killed when their Lexus accelerated out of control in San Diego County in August 2009. Their story has gained international attention and has been the focus of congressional testimony in Washington, D.C. Bowen continues to play an active role in the litigation against Bob Baker Lexus.
Bowen has achieved numerous milestones in her first three years of practice. Within eight weeks of being sworn in to the California bar, she cross-examined a witness in a high value real estate broker fraud/elder abuse case, Laframboise v. Krebs et al. John Gomez and James Iagmin both received Outstanding Trial Lawyer awards for their work on the case.
Bowen has been given tremendous autonomy in handling all facets of case preparation. She has taken and defended more than 100 depositions, successfully defeated summary judgment motions and is constantly preparing cases for trial. Since 2008, Bowen has assisted in recovering more than $26 million for the firm’s clients. So far in 2011, she has recovered more than $5 million for the firm’s clients.
Before pursuing a career in law, Bowen worked as a print and broadcast writer for The Associated Press and as a television news reporter in Baltimore and San Diego. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia and a 2008 cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is the only person in her immediate family to have graduated from college.
Bowen’s commitment to helping those in need goes beyond her profession, as she has taken on significant leadership roles in the community. She serves on the Lawyers Club Community Outreach Committee, where she is helping to identify and implement structural and aesthetic improvements to an organization that promotes the health and well-being of women and children. She also served on the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Planning and Action Committee for the 2011 Walk Like MADD fundraising event.
This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.
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|Nominations Open:||September 14|
|Nominations Close:||October 26|
|Nominees Announced:||November 2|
|Finalists Notified:||November 4|
|Publication Date:||December 21|
Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.