Theresa Bowen devotes her practice solely to the Plaintiff’s personal injury cases, with an emphasis on catastrophic personal injury and product liability. She brings justice to ordinary people through hard work, preparation, and a commitment to the ethics of the legal profession. Theresa recovered more than $35 million for her clients in her first five years of practice.
Theresa has been involved in many high-profile cases. She was part of the team representing the surviving family members of California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, Cleofe Lastrella Saylor, Mahala Saylor and Chris Lastrella in their claim against Toyota. The family was tragically killed when their loaner Lexus accelerated out of control in San Diego County in August2009. Their story gained international attention, was the focus of Congressional testimony in Washington, D.C. and was the catalyst for the largest vehicle recall in U.S. history. Theresa was also part of the team that took on Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. in the first recalled DePuy ASR orthopaedic hip implant case taken to trial.
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 SanDiego. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia and a 2008 cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. Theresa is also a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College and is the first person in her immediate family to earn a college degree.
Theresa is admitted to practice law in all California state courts, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She was named one of the San Diego DailyTranscript’s Top Young Attorneys in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Theresa’s commitment to helping those in need goes beyond her profession. Theresa 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 facilities housing organizations that promote the health and well-being of women and children.
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