As a trial attorney at The Gomez Law Firm, Theresa Bowen devotes herself solely to the practice of Plaintiff’s 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.
Theresa started with The Gomez Law Firm in 2008 and achieved numerous milestones in her first two years of practice, including being named a Top Young Attorney by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2010 and examining a witness in a high value real estate broker fraud/elder abuse trial within eight weeks of being sworn in to the California bar. Theresa has assisted in recovering more than $20 million for the firm’s clients and independently manages the day-to-day work on complex and high value cases.
Before pursuing a career in law, Theresa worked as a print and broadcast writer for the Associated Press and as a television news reporter in Baltimore and San Diego. Theresa 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 first person in her immediate family to have graduated from college.
During law school, Theresa competed in the American Association of Justice trial competition and placed 4th in Region 4 of the National Trial Competition. She won first place in the 1L Trial Advocacy Competition at California Western School of Law and was twice named a Distinguished Advocate. In addition, Theresa was selected as a Litigation Fellow of the Steven L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills at the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Theresa is a member of the State Bar of California, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, Lawyers Club of San Diego, American Association for Justice, Attorneys Information Exchange Group, and the American Bar Association.
Theresa’s commitment to helping those in need goes beyond her profession. In her spare time, Theresa volunteers for the Special Olympics, Autism Speaks, St. Vincent De Paul Village and the National Latino Peace Officers Association. She is also actively involved in the Lawyers Club of San Diego Community Outreach Committee and is a member of the 2010 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Planning and Promotion Action Committee for the Walk Like MADD 5k walk event.