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Timothy Bowles is an experienced attorney in “management side” employment law, business law (including protection of trade secrets), civil and constitutional litigation, and international human rights law. He specializes in representing private employers in all aspects of workplace law, including counseling on handling failing employees as well as on alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation matters and trade. Mr. Bowles’s work thus includes litigation defense, assistance on implementation of sound workplace policies and practices, and  representation in proceedings before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), Employment Development Department (EDD) and many other employment-related agencies and boards.

Mr. Bowles is a frequent employment law blogger and the author of the Bowles Law Report, a quarterly publication servicing over 20,000 recipients. He is a frequent speaker for employers and professional groups, including seminars on a wide range of employment law related subjects such as gender-based discrimination and harassment, employee pay practices and workplace dispute resolution.

He has also created employment forms and manuals used by many employers to assist them in putting legal basics into their companies.

Mr. Bowles has an extensive and successful history as a litigator.

Since 2005, Mr. Bowles has also worked as a volunteer for Youth for Human Rights International in human rights education and leadership training, with successful initiatives run in West Africa as well as the United States.


  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Davis School of Law


  • 1977, California and U.S. Courts, 9th Circuit and Eastern District of California; 1978, Oregon and U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • 1981, U.S. Tax Court
  • 1986, U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California


  • Member, California and Oregon Bar Associations
  • Director of International Development, Youth for Human Rights International
  • Member, Charter Committee of Los Angeles


  • Martindale Hubbell “AV” Rated Attorney
  • 2011 Humanitarian Award, NAACP Pasadena
  • 2012 Models of Unity Award, City of Pasadena