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D. Tucker Dowling

D. Tucker Dowling

Tucker Dowling is a versatile litigator and trial attorney. His practice focuses on product liability defense, commercial litigation and business torts across multiple jurisdictions.

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 has defended Fortune 500 companies and global product manufacturers in both state and federal court against single-plaintiff claims, class actions and other pattern litigation matters involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, industrial machinery, construction equipment, and consumer fraud. He also represents corporations and early-stage entrepreneurs in transactional and litigation matters in the areas of trademark and trade secret, real estate transactions, commercial contracts, corporate formation, governance and compliance.

Outside of the office, Tucker enjoys listening to NPR podcasts and spending time with his family. 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

Recent News, Events and Blogs

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