Owen is an associate attorney at Armstrong Law Firm. Owen’s practice focuses on the defense of Workers’ Compensation matters, in which he defends carriers, self-insured entities, and employers from a broad spectrum of industries. He counsels clients on issues such as AOE/COE, benefits propriety, and Return to Work, and is involved in all phases of litigation.
Owen’s experience includes several years of civil employment litigation at a major law firm where he represented employers in state and federal courts in cases involving discrimination, breach of contract, and trade secret misappropriation.
Unique to Owen is his ability to relate to claims at a personal level as he was a workers’ compensation claims examiner for over four years at a major California insurance company, affording him a deep appreciation of the claims process. This experience supplements his exemplary legal writing, advocacy skills, negotiation insights, and overall litigation know-how both in and out of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Owen was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, where he served as a research editor for the Santa Clara Law Review. He graduated summa cum laude (top 2% of graduating class) and was inducted into the Order of the Coif, an honor society for law school graduates.
He earned a B.A. in Economics from San Jose State University, after studying abroad at Swansea University in Wales.
Owen is admitted to practice in all California courts, as well as the federal United States District Court, Northern District of California. He is a member of the State Bar of California, Diablo Valley Industrial Claims Association (DVICA), and the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).