Attorney Joseph McGowin has devoted his career to representing people and families hurt by the negligent choices of others. Like all Arnold & Itkin attorneys, 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. Following graduation, 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 personal injury firm in Mobile. There, he gained valuable courtroom experience representing injury victims 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. Through that experience, Joseph learned how to win difficult cases involving complex subject matter.
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.
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.
- University of Virginia, B.A.
- University of Alabama School of Law, J.D.
- Alabama State Bar
- Texas State Bar
- Selected to Super Lawyers® Mid-South Rising Stars℠ (2018-2019)