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Julia A. Gowin

Julia Gowin is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office focusing her practice on all aspects of complex civil litigation including product liability, premises liability, toxic and mass torts, and environmental law. Julia has over a decade of experience in the areas of asbestos and silica defense, and she currently acts as national coordinating counsel in cosmetic talc litigation. Throughout the years, Julia has managed the litigation for multiple mass tort clients with cases pending in state and federal courts across the country. She is masterful at managing complex national dockets involving coordinated written discovery, experts, motion practice, and trial strategy.

Julia represents a wide range of clients in product and premises liability matters including pharmaceutical and medical device companies; property owners, manufacturers, and retailers involved in claims of injury from various chemicals, toxins, and consumer products; window manufacturers involved in construction and product defect claims; car and boat manufacturers involved in catastrophic or other injury claims; and companies sued for Proposition 65 warning violations throughout California. She specializes in the defense of negligence and strict liability actions involving latent diseases from exposure to various products, raw materials, and other toxins.

Julia also enjoys legal writing. Within her California practice, she has drafted numerous dispositive motions at the trial court level, petitions for writ of mandate, opening and respondents' briefs at the appellate level, and petitions for review to the California Supreme Court. At the national level, Julia implements the law and motion strategy and oversees all legal briefing for her clients. Prior to joining Lathrop Gage, Julia led the law and motion and appellate departments of a firm's Los Angeles office.

Julia has previously represented both plaintiffs and defendants in real estate, construction, eminent domain/inverse condemnation, trust/probate, business, and general commercial litigation matters, which allows her to bring a unique perspective to every case. While in law school, Julia was honored for receiving the highest grades in Legal Research and Writing, Torts, and International Law. She was also an editor for the USC Law Review.

Court Memberships

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 

Professional Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute, Member
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  • Los Angeles

    1888 Century Park East
    Suite 1000
    Los Angeles, CA 90067-1623
F: 310.789.4601

Education

University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 2004

  • Member and Submissions Editor of the Southern California Law Review
  • Public Interest Law Foundation 

University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Political Science/International Relations, high honors, 2000