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Lowell Thorson Carruth

About Lowell Carruth

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Lowell Carruth has been with McCormick Barstow since 1966. During that period of time, he has handled all types of litigated matters and in more recent years, major litigated matters. He has tried to verdict approximately 200 jury trials. Most of his cases have been on behalf of defendants, although occasionally he has represented plaintiffs. He has tried to verdict products liability cases, medical malpractice cases, lawyer malpractice cases, architectural malpractice cases, public entity liability cases, bad faith cases, business tort cases, breach of contract cases, wrongful termination cases, sexual harassment cases, real estate broker negligence cases, and various other major matters. Mr. Carruth was raised in the San Joaquin Valley area and has lived there all of his life with the exception of time away for school and in the armed services.


Mr. Carruth was a Captain in the United States Army Reserve being honorably discharged in 1969.


Mr. Carruth has been a speaker on various CEB programs, ABOTA Programs, Business Trial Lawyers Association programs, and also on programs given by the Northern California Association of Defense Counsel.


Mr. Carruth serves on the State Bar of California’s Board of Governors for District 5 (2009-2012). Mr. Carruth was appointed to the Eastern District Advisory Committee which is responsible for screening, interviewing and recommending finalists for the positions of U.S. District Court Judge, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Marshal.