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D. Tucker Dowling

D. Tucker Dowling

Tucker Dowling is an Associate in Bowman and Brooke’s San Diego office where his practice focuses on product liability defense, commercial litigation and other complex civil litigation matters across multiple jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Bowman and Brooke Tucker was a Senior Associate at a multi-disciplinary, international law firm, where he represented a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies and international insurance carriers to public entities and nonprofits, in commercial and business litigation, labor and employment disputes and intellectual property matters. 

As an experienced litigator, Tucker has been a zealous advocate for his clients in all phases of complex civil litigation, including arbitration and mediation, law and motion, deposition practice, oral advocacy, and trial. 

Tucker holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he focused his study on business and corporate law, intellectual property and tax. At Berkeley, Tucker was a member and contributing editor of the Berkeley Business Law Journal and was jointly enrolled in MBA courses at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Tucker also attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law as the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship and Jefferson Fellowship. He was a senior editor of Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.

In his spare time, Tucker enjoys listening to NPR podcasts and riding playground slides and swings with his one-year-old daughter for hours on end. He also regularly serves as a lecturer on trademark and trade secret law at local San Diego law schools and student-operated legal clinics.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014
  • Arizona, 2019

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


  • University of California Berkeley School of Law, LL.M., 2015
    with honors
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 2014
    magna cum laude
  • Slippery Rock University, B.S., 2011

Professional Associations

    • American Inns of Court
    • —Louis M. Welsh Chapter
    • California Innocence Project
    • —Board of Directors
    • Peninsula Family YMCA
    • —Board of Directors

Speaking Engagements

  • "State of JCCP / Coordinated Actions in California," Co-Presenter, CA Life Sciences Hot Topics Seminar, April 2019


  • "Valeant Triumphs Over Rivals in Pharmaceutical M&A Battle," Author, The Network: Berkeley Business Law Blog, March 2015
  • "UBS Dark Pool Leads to $14.5 Million in Settlement Paid to SEC," Author, The Network: Berkeley Business Law Blog, January 2015
  • "Private Equity Firms Alter Capital Structure Granting Access to Individual Investors," Author, The Network: Berkeley Business Law Blog, October 2014
  • "Antitrust Concerns Stem From Merger Frenzy in Healthcare Industry," Author, The Network: Berkeley Business Law Blog, September 2014
  • "“Covenant With Quality” as a Solution to the “Naked Covenant” Problem: How to Avoid Naked Licensing Forfeiture When Proffering a Covenant Not to Sue," Author, Paperclip Business and Intellectual Property Law Journal, February 2014