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Brett Evan Gowen

About me

I was born and raised in the central valley of California and attended UC Davis for my undergraduate degree in Political Science. I graduated with distinction from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. I practice Workers' Compensation, Social Security law including disability and SSI, as well as Elder Law including estate planning with wills, trusts, deeds, powers of attorney, and conservatorships.

During law school, I interned for the California Franchise Tax Board’s Legal Division as well as two years with the stellar pro bono McGeorge School of Law, Elder and Health Law Clinic. At McGeorge, I handled elder abuse cases, restraining orders, wills, trusts, consumer protection, conservatorships, special needs trusts, powers of attorney, and trust management and disputes.

At Fraulob Brown & Gowen, I continue assisting clients with these legal issues as well as expanding to the fields of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security. I have a high success rate advocating for his Social Security clients at Administrative Law Hearings and in winning the retroactive payments they were previously denied.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Hmong

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 60%
    4 years
  2. Social Security: 30%
    4 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    6 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Paul J Molinaro

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    Paul Molinaro Medical Malpractice Attorney
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  • Patrick Lee Hinrichsen

    I endorse Brett Gowen and the firm of Farrell, Fraulob & Brown as excellent Workers' Compensation Applicant Attorneys.


    Patrick Hinrichsen Car Accidents Attorney
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Best Law FirmsU.S. News & World Report2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawFraulob, Brown, Gowen & Snapp2014 - Present
Attorney at LawFarrell Fraulob & Brown2011 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationMember2013 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2012 - Present
Sacramento Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesMember2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of California - DavisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006