Joseph H. Low IV, M.S., J.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Trial Experience

Trial experience in Civil, Criminal, State, Federal and Military Courts-Martials.

Education

University of California - Bachelors of Science Chemistry (1993)
University of California - Masters of Science Biophysical Chemistry (1994)
McGeorge School of Law - Juris Doctor (1997)
Trial Lawyers College - Graduate (1998)

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
Supreme Court of the United States
United States District Courts:
       District of Columbia
       Central District of California
       Eastern District of California
       Southern District of California
       Eastern District of Texas
       Western District of Texas
       Central District of New York

Professional Experience


United States Marine Corps Enlisted Marine (1984-1993)
University of CA Chemistry Instructor (1992-1994)
Anderson Engineering Corp Mechanical Engineer (1993-1997)
Calgene, Inc. Biochemist (1995)
Campbell & Flores Biotech Patent Attorney (1997-1998)
McGeorge School of Law Trial Team Coach (1997-1999)
Law Office of Milton Grimes Attorney (1998-1999)
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Trial Team Coach (1998-2000)
Trial Lawyers College Senior Instructor (1998 - Present)
The Law Firm of Joseph Low IV Trial Attorney (2000 – Present)
J.A.G. Academy Instructor of Trial Skills (2004 - Present)

Memberships/Affiliations

American Bar Association
American Inns of Court:
       Anthony Kennedy
       Joseph A. Ball
       Robert A. Banyard
American Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Federal Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Trial Lawyers College (Senior Instructor & Board Member)

Lectures

Arizona Association for Justice
     "Win your Case in Voir Dire"

360 Advocacy Institute- Trial Skills Retreat
     "Developing and Litigating Cases in Today's Sound byte Environment"

Bay Area Trial Lawyers

California Consumer Attorneys
     Los Angeles - Voir Dire
     Lake Tahoe - Trial Skills

California MCLE Trial Skills Workshop
     Occidental – Opening Statements
     Palomar – Cross Exam
     Beaumont – Voir Dire, Closing Statements
     Monterey – Direct Examination

Chapman Law School

Florida Justice Association
     "Conducting Voir Dire During Your Opening Statement (and During Direct Examination and Cross-Examination and
      Throughout the Trial) and
     Learning More about Your Jurors as Each one Communicates Directly With You."

Louisiana Association for Justice-Last Chance Conference, Masters of Trial
     "Voir Dire-How to get the Jury Talking and Keep Them Talking"

Marine Corps Prosecutor's Trial Advocacy

Marine Corps Defense Seminar

Naval Justice School, Newport, R.I.
     "Complex Case Litigation"

New Jersey Association for Justice, Inc.
     2000+ Attorneys in attendance

San Francisco Public Defenders Office

State Bar MCLE Instructor
     Alaska
     Colorado
     Florida
     Georgia
     Indiana
     Louisiana
     Maine
     Michigan
     Nebraska
     New Jersey
     New York
     Ohio
     South Dakota
     Texas
     Washington
     Wyoming

Thomas Cooley Seminar for Law Professors

Trial Lawyers College
     Voir Dire, Opening and Closing Statements, Trial
     Skills, Advanced Trial Lawyer Skills

U.C. Hastings

Awards

USMC – Various service awards/commendations, Honorable Discharge - (1985-1993)
Howard Hughes Research Award – 1st Place, Research in Chemistry - (1992)
Consumer Attorneys of California – National Trial Competition Champion - (1996)
American Bar Association – 1st Place, National Trial Competition - (1997)
The Order of Barristers - (1997)
American Board of Trial Attorneys – Student Trial Advocate of the Year - (1997)

Notable Cases

Mendoza v County of Orange, et al- Represented Plaintiff who was shot multiple times with pepper ball gun, bean bag shot gun and baton. Verdict in favor of plaintiffs. Defendants ordered to pay over $1,500,000.

People v. Dr. Conrad Murray - Dr. accused of killing Michael Jackson

People v Judith Lopez - Accused of Voluntary Manslaughter. Charges against client dismissed.

Shelby v. Sea River - Represented Plaintiff. $8,000,000 verdict for toxicity due to chemical exposure aboard ship. Thought to be largest verdict for this cause of action.

U.S. v SSgt Wuterich - Consultant Haditha Murder Case

U.S. v. Cpl. Magincalda - Hamdania Murder Case against 8 U.S. Marines. Mr. Low's client only one to walk free after trial.

U.S. v. Gonzalez-Lopez - U.S. Supreme Court case win on 6th Amendment Issue with a 5-4 decision written by Justice Scalia. June 2006.

U.S. v. Khadr Consultant Guantanamo Bay Terrorist Case

U.S. v. Sgt. Nelson - Recent Fallujah murder case during battle of Fallujah. Charges against client dismissed

Publications

"Intercalation of Quinizarin into DNA" U.C.S.D.
"Voir Dire for Murder" The Warrior, Winter 2002

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