Timothy M. Schowe is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice. A seasoned trial attorney, he has litigated in federal and state courts, as well as participated in arbitrations and mediations. Mr. Schowe represents investment advisors, registered representatives, accountants, actuaries, ERISA fiduciaries, lawyers, real estate agents and brokers, automobile dealerships, insurance agents and brokers, and other miscellaneous private businesses.
Mr. Schowe has successfully defended claims involving a variety of alternative investments, annuities, options, and other investment products and strategies. He has also successfully defended cases across the country involving insurance agents and brokers in cases involving negligence, breach of contract, and misrepresentation with respect to the procurement of various insurance products. Mr. Schowe also regularly represents clients in complex business litigation, including matters involving real estate, partnership disputes, construction contracts, a variety of employment matters, and consumer class action defense.
Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Schowe was an associate at boutique firm that specialized in representing attorneys in litigation alleging legal malpractice as well as malicious prosecution and employers in litigation alleging harassment, discrimination, wage and hour disputes, and wrongful termination. Mr. Schowe also previously worked for a private business in which he served as the operations manager and was responsible for managing risk and handled all legal or administrative disputes.
Mr. Schowe applies his experience to understand his clients’ motivations and risk tolerance to best serve his clients as a trusted business and legal advisor. With his clients, he designs a strategy to not only obtain optimal results in the current matter, but also assists in developing best practices in an effort to reduce the likelihood of future litigation.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- Professional Liability
- Accountants Errors & Omissions
- Securities Litigation & FINRA
- Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
- Legal Malpractice Defense