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Joseph Hawkins Low

Joseph Hawkins Low IV

also known as Joseph H. Low IV, Joseph Low

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Military Law, Personal Injury, Litigation

About Me

Joseph H. Low is on a lifelong mission of fighting for all of our rights as citizens against corporate greed and oppression, violations of rights by city, state, and federal governments and mistreatment at the hands of public organizations like city hall and law enforcement.

Joseph Low's mission began in the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served his country and defended freedom wherever they needed him. Mr. Low went on to complete his graduate studies in biochemistry, where he focused his research on the fight against cancer.


As an attorney, Joe Low has received several national awards for his expertise in the courtroom. He one of a very small group of lawyers to have graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, which is considered by many to be the toughest, most selective, trial advocacy college in the United States. Low continues to remain very involved with the college, regularly teaching Gerry Spence's techniques around the country.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Military Law: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Litigation: 10%



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Micah Shawn Belden

    Joey Low is one of the elite trial lawyers in America, not just California. He is a student favorite on the faculty of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming, and this summer he taught me how to slice and dice an arresting officer in a case I was struggling on, and what do you know the week I get back and try it - NOT GUILTY. Joey has an amazing record in the most serious criminal charges including sexual assault of a child, the hardest case to try in front of a jury if the State has any evidence at all. If you hire him he will find a way to win your case, and if you associate him as an attorney he will do the same. It cannot be put into words how amazing Joey Low is, and trial lawyers around the nation - especially those in Trial Lawyers College - can give you a laundry list of his accomplishments. Thank you Joey for being a teacher and a mentor, and the criminal bar is very fortunate to have you as a member. Joey Low will be a household name in the next few years.


    Micah Belden Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Bobby G Frederick

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Joey Low's trial skills are phenomenal and he fights tirelessly for his clients.


    Bobby Frederick Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV

One World Trade Center
Suite 800
Long Beach, CA, 90831-2320

433 Camden Drive
4th & 6th Floors
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210-4409

2533 S. Coast Hwy. 101
Cardiff by the Sea, CA, 92007-2137

2650 Camino Del Rio N
San Diego, CA, 92108-1631




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
GraduateGerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College1998
All McGeorge Trial Competition - WinnerMcGeorge School of LawN/A
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Trial Competition WinnerConsumer Attorneys of San DiegoN/A
Champion of West Coast Regional Trial CompetitionAmerican Bar AssociationN/A
Recipient of The Order of BarristersOrder of BarristersN/A
Hughes Award for Excellence in Research - WinnerUniversity of California-Santa BarbaraN/A
Trial Advocate of the YearAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesN/A
"Who's Who" (Law)Strathmore's "Who's Who"N/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior InstructorGerry Spence Trial Lawyers College2000 - Present
Managing PartnerLaw Firm of Joseph H. Low IV1998 - Present
United States Marine Corps1984 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeSenior Instructor2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
Naval Judge Advocate General Training SchoolInstructor of Trial AdvocacyN/A
Thomas Jefferson School of LawCoach for Trial Advocacy Competition TeamN/A
McGeorge School of LawCoach for Trial Advocacy Competition TeamN/A
Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American College of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Order of BarristersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Civil Liberties UnionMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
The Joseph A. Ball-Clarence S. Hunt American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Robert Banyard Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Justic Anthony Kennedy Inn of CourtMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez, 548 U.S. 140Reversal of Conviction

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Publication NameTitleDate
The WarriorPsychodramatic Techniques Tested in Combat2011
The National Law JournalHigh-Profile Lawyers Come to Doctor's Defense2010
Louisiana Advocates (LAJ)Last Chance, Dec. 9-10: An Opportunity to Learn from Exceptional National and Louisiana Attorneys2010
The North County TimesMILITARY: Attorney Wants Charges Dropped Against Third Fallujah Defendant (quoted)2009
Los Angeles TimesJury's Crash Course in Marine Culture2008
New York Law JournalDisqualification of Counsel After 'Gonzalez-Lopez'2007
North County TimesMagistrate Orders Marine Corporal To Stay In Brig (quoted)2006
10News, KGTV-10Seven Pendleton Marines Charged In Slaying Of Iraqi Civilian (quoted)2006
The Warrior, Winter 2003, The Journal of The Trial Lawyers College"Voir Dire for Murder"2003
U.C.S.B. periodical publications"Quinizarin uptake in Varied DNA Structures"N/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificLawJuris Doctorate Degree1997
University of California - Santa BarbaraChemistry (Biophysical Chemistry)Masters of Science1994
University of California - Santa BarbaraChemistryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Trial Skills RetreatUsing the Soul of the Case in the Development and Trial of the Case2011
The Donald L. Galine Annual Tahoe Ski SeminarDiscovering the Story | Masters/Legends (Depositions)2011
Last Chance CLE ConferenceWinning with the Masters2011
Last Chance CLE ConferenceVoir Dire: How to Get the Jury Talking and Keep Them Talking2011
Last Chance CLE Conference 2010Voir Dire: How to Get the Jury Talking and Keep Them Talking2010
Thomas Jefferson School of LawCoach for Trial Advocacy Competition TeamN/A
Thomas Cooley Law School seminarLecture Given to Law School ProfessorsN/A
State Bar of California ConferenceContinuing Legal Education & Trial AdvocacyN/A
Sky Radio Presents, hosted by Marc HollandAmerica's Premier LawyersN/A
New Judicial CollegeSelected to Teach/Lecture JudgesN/A
Nebraska Bar AssociationGuest LecturerN/A
Naval Judge Advocate General Training SchoolInstructor of Trial AdvocacyN/A
McGeorge School of LawCoach for Trial Advocacy Competition TeamN/A
Marine Corps J.A.G. Prosecution TrainingMilitary ProsecutionN/A
Maine Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCriminal DefenseN/A
Law Professors LectureLegal EducationN/A
Judges SeminarLegal Education and the Jury SystemN/A
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial Lawyers CollegeN/A