Theresa Bowen Hatch is the founder of Bowen Hatch Law and co-author and co-founder of Trial By Woman. Her legal career has focused exclusively on personal injury jury trials, exclusively representing people who are injured by the negligence of someone else.
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 Spence’s Trial Lawyer’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 spends time with her clients, learns about their lives and experiences and tells their stories.
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 a member of Best of the Bar 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 Transcript’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 is admitted pro hac vice to practice law throughout the country. She is routinely brought into cases as trial counsel by other attorneys as a way to add value to a case.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers Association||2020|
|Top 100 Verdicts in California||Best of the Bar||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2015|
|Top Attorney (Personal Injury)||San Diego Daily Transcript||2014|
|Top Young Attorneys||San Diego Daily Transcript||2012|
|Top Young Attorneys||San Diego Daily Transcript||2011|
|Top Young Attorneys||San Diego Daily Transcript||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Best of the Bar (Personal Injury)||San Diego Business Journal||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||N/A||2008 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||N/A||N/A|
|Univ Of Baltimore Sol||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Univ Of Virginia||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Numerous events throughout the country||Trial Skills||2020|