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I have practiced law for over 35 years, primarily in the civil courts and, for the past 15 years, specializing in representation of employers. 


I am proud to count as my mentors some of the most skilled and accomplished litigators of their time. My earlier litigation experience was in securing constitutional freedoms and, indeed, the very survival of the churches of Scientology in the 1980s and 90s. 


Along the way, I have also helped establish several non-religious social service groups now thriving and expanding to bring improved conditions in important sectors.  This includes Narconon International, a leading drug rehabilitation organization, and Applied Scholastics International, fighting illiteracy worldwide.


Since 2005, I have devoted a substantial amount of my time pro bono as Director for International Development, Youth for Human Rights International.  Along with a dedicated group of young African community leaders, we have created the African Human Rights Leadership Campaign, now in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Togo, and Ethiopia. Since 2010, we have expanded the initiative to the "developed world," with a successful, ongoing pilot with Pasadena public high school students. The Campaign trains youth in leadership skills through teams competing to create and deliver effective public awareness programs on selected human rights issues and abuses.


Professionally, my firm is dedicated to helping businesses develop strong workplace legal basics for sound growth. Our legal services include educational steps, effective counseling on positive resolution of disputes, and result-oriented litigation defense.


Our Sourthern California office is in "Old Pasadena," overlooking the Tournament of Roses' annual parade route along Colorado Boulevard (the famous Route 66). 


By consistent delivery of quality legal services, we continue to enjoy steady expansion regardless of any transitory or prevailing economic trends.


Tim Bowles

Pasadena, California

May, 2013


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 85%
    37 years
  2. International Law: 15%
    11 years



Hourly ($250-500/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Helena Kempner Kobrin

    Tim and I were partners in a law firm in the early 1990's. Since that time he has built an extensive practice in representing employers, both defending them against claims and assisting them to prevent claims through proper procedures and practices. I am now working as Of Counsel to his firm. Tim consistently cares about the clients he is representing and works towards results that will be best for their interests. His extensive knowledge in the area of employment law is a major plus for the clients who hire him and can be sure they are getting excellent representation and advice in resolving disputes and setting up their companies correctly in order to avoid having problems. I highly recommend him to any employer who needs help in employment law matters.


    Helena Kobrin Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Cynthia Shaiman Bamforth

    I have had the pleasure of working with Tim for at least 10 years. When I was in-house counsel for a start-up company, I consulted with Tim on a variety of personnel-related matters to excellent result. We have since worked together on many legal matters and I am continually impressed with his knowledge, thoroughness and results-oriented approach. I recommend him for any employment law matters.


    Cynthia Bamforth Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Law Offices of Timothy Bowles, P.C.

1 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 301
Pasadena, CA, 91105


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent "AV" top rated attorneyMartindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent "A" top rated attorneyMartindale-Hubbell2012
Models of Unity AwardCity of Pasdena Human Relations Commission2012
Humanitarian AwardNAACP Pasadena2011
Preeminent "AV" Rated AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent Attorney, "AV" top ratedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Preeminent Attorney, "AV" top ratedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Timothy Bowles, P.C.1998 - Present
PartnerBowles & Hayes1995 - 1998
PartnerBowles& Moxon1987 - 1994
AttorneyTimothy Bowles1978 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarInactive -20101978 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaActive1977 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalCompany Bullies May Get Their Due in court With New Laws2010
Los Angeles Daily JournalLawyers See New Lawsuit Boom In Unpaid Texting2010
Bowles Law Report, Vol 10, Iss 2Employer Accommodation of "Mentally Disabled" Employees2010
Bowles Law Report, Vol 9, Iss 3Pre-employment Background Checks2010
Bowles Law Report, Vol 9, Iss 1Rude, Crude and Socially Unacceptable2010
Bowles Law Report, Vol 9, Iss 4Avoiding Religious Discrimination in the Workplace2010
Bowles Law Report, Vol 8, Iss 4Arbitration of Employment Disputes2009
Bowles Law Report, Vol 8, Iss 3Meal and Rest Periods in the Workplace2008
Bowles Law Report Vol.8, Iss 1Employers Eat It For Missed Meal and Rest Periods.2007
Bowles Law ReportCybersex "Addiction" - Brave New World Workplace Disability for the 21st Century2007
Bowles Law Report, Vol 7, Iss 2Monitoring Electronic Communciation in the Workplace2006
Bowles Law Report, Vol 6, Iss 4Sexual Favoritism in the Workplace2006
Bowles Law Report, Vol 6, Iss 3Is Psychiatry Junk Science?2005
Bowles Law Report, Vol 6, Iss 2Love Contracts in the Workplace2005
Bowles Law Report, Vol 2, Iss 1Psychological Test Eliminates Applicants as "Too Smart" to be Police Officer2002
Texas Tech Law ReviewScientology Ethics and Psychiatric Injustice1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - DavisN/AJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of California - BerkeleyN/ACultural Anthropology1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Human Rights Day Forum on Education and ResponsibilityHuman Right to Education2012
Employment Law for EmployersWorkplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation, prevention and handling2012
Unlawful Harassment in the WorkplaceUnlawful harassment seminars for employers2011
Reversing Hunger ForumHuman Rights to Food and Water2011
Mayor's Annual Prayer BreakfastYouth Human Rights Leadership2011
Human Rights Day Forum on Terrorism and Civil Liberties, Ten Years After 9-11Privacy, Due Process and Civil Rights2011
Forum on Youth Violence and Human RightsHuman Rights Education2011
Employment Law for EmployersWorkplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation, prevention and handling2011
Human Rights Day21st Century Slavery (Human Trafficking)2010
Employment Law for EmployersWorkplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation, prevention and handling2010
The Employment Law SeminarLaw Education for Employers2009
Religion and the LawMinority religions and access to justice1989