Joseph’s career is devoted to representing people and families hurt by the negligent choices of others. Joseph believes that detailed preparation and a willingness to try your case to a jury are the only ways to win big cases. Joseph takes pride in making sure his clients’ stories are heard and validated—especially when the defendant has spent years trying to avoid responsibility.
Attorney Joseph McGowin has devoted his career to helping people rebuild their lives after the negligent behavior of others. Like all Arnold & Itkin attorneys, Joseph is a skilled negotiator and a fearless trial lawyer. He knows that detailed preparation and a willingness to try your case in front of a jury are the only ways to win big cases. For him, the most powerful part of his work is making sure his clients’ stories are heard and validated—especially when the defendant has spent years trying to avoid responsibility.
Joseph grew up in Mobile, Alabama. After completing high school, Joseph attended the University of Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in history. After getting his undergraduate degree, Joseph moved to Tuscaloosa and obtained his law degree from the University of Alabama in 2012.
Before joining Arnold & Itkin, Joseph worked for a small Mobile personal injury firm. There, he gained valuable courtroom experience representing clients and their families in a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Joseph’s practice included a focus on medical cases, where the defendants often refused to make any settlement offer before trial. This meant that Joseph learned how to win difficult cases involving complex subject matter early in his career. When he came to Arnold & Itkin, his previous experience meant he was ready to do what we’re known for: fight for the results that clients deserve, no matter how difficult the challenge.
At Arnold & Itkin, Joseph’s practice focuses primarily on matters involving catastrophic personal injury, maritime and offshore cases, commercial vehicle cases, premises liability, and wrongful death. He's been included on the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list in 2018, 2019, and 2021.
Outside of work, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and their young daughter, fishing along the Gulf Coast, and watching Alabama play football on Saturdays in the fall.