Theresa Bowen Hatch is a wife, mother, trial lawyer and businesswoman. She is the founder of Bowen Hatch Law and co-author of Trial By Woman. Her legal career has focused exclusively on personal injury jury trials, exclusively representing people who are seriously injured. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, a cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a graduate of Gerry Spenceâ€™s Trial Lawyerâ€™s College in Dubois, Wyoming.
Before pursuing a career in law, Theresa was a journalist. She worked as an on-air television news reporter and as a print and broadcast writer for the Associated Press. Her love of storytelling has carried over to her work as a trial lawyer. She bonds with her clients, learns about their lives and experiences and tells their stories.
As a lawyer, she has been mentored by, and worked with, some of the best trial lawyers in the country all of them men. Over and over, she found that the trial skills she learned from them what they did in trial and how they tried their cases didnâ€™t always work for her as a woman. As a top trial lawyer, she co-founded Trial By Woman to create a space for the female mentorship she wished she had and as a way to give back to the profession.
Theresa has received numerous professional accolades. She is part of an elite group of attorneys to be chosen for membership into The National Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's lawyers. She is also a member of â€œBest of the Barâ€ and a winner of one of the Top 100 Verdicts in California for 2019. She has repeatedly earned the honor of being named a "Super Lawyer" by SuperLawyers. As a new attorney, she was named one of the San Diego Daily Transcriptâ€™s Top Young Attorneys in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was named one of the San Diego Daily Transcript's Top Attorneys in the Personal Injury field in 2014. She has been named the "Best of the Bar" in the Personal Injury field by the San Diego Business Journal, has been named a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers and has been named a Top Lawyer by San Diego Magazine.
Theresa is admitted to practice law in California and Iowa and practices law throughout the country on admission pro hac vice. She is routinely brought into cases as trial counsel by other attorneys as a way to add value to a case.