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Joseph McGowin

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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.
"Our clients turn to us for help at the most difficult times in their lives. I take that responsibility very seriously. At Arnold & Itkin, we devote ourselves to getting our clients the help they need when it matters most."

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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.

Our Clients Are More Than Cases

Stories About the Lives That We've Helped

  • “What I feel is that he never considered me as a number, never looked at me as a number. He looked at me as a person, as an individual who needs help, who needs guidance.” - Mildred Solar Cortes
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  • “You can tell they care, you know, the way they handle you, the way they talk to you, things they are concerned about: your family, your needs. It was awesome.” - Shawn Thomas
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  • “I really feel like Arnold & Itkin brought justice to my family. Not only my family but many other families. It was just unreal how tirelessly they worked.” - Terry Yount
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  • “They told me they were pretty much going to handle everything, I wasn’t going to have to worry about anything—which they held up to that. Just knowing that they were going to do everything that they could to make sure that they find out the truth, to make sure we were taken care of for life.” - Tinisha Thomas
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  • “The people at Arnold & Itkin are great because anytime that I called or needed anything, it wasn’t a hesitation. Whatever I needed, they gave it to me, they made sure I had it. Just one call, and they were there to do it.” - Desmond Calloway
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  • “This firm has impacted every aspect of my life, past, present, future. They pulled off some miracles. They stood up for me when nobody else would.” - Christopher Devall
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  • “I felt like family because they were there to listen and hear—not just brush you off because 'you're just a client.' They let me know when I met them that everything was going to be all right.” - Veronica Sowell
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