Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank LLP, Attorneys in Orange County

John E. Bowerbank

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695 Town Center Drive, Suite 700
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1993

John E. Bowerbank


Mr. Bowerbank holds more than 20 years of experience focusing his practice in the areas of business, real estate, insurance, and construction litigation. Mr. Bowerbank has a proven track record of success in the litigation of complex disputes concerning commercial transactions, real estate matters, lender and broker liability, defense of consumer class action disputes, supply-chain disputes, collections, mechanic's liens, design professional liens, breaches of fiduciary duty, payment disputes, insurance coverage, unfair competition, Proposition 65, business interference, trade secrets, foreclosures, and partnership disputes.

Prior to joining Garcia, Rainey, Blank & Bowerbank, LLP, Mr. Bowerbank was a partner at the highly rated law firm of Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP, where he worked from 2006-2015. Before that, Mr. Bowerbank worked as a trial attorney at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP, one of the top law firms in the country.

Mr. Bowerbank is known for his vigorous litigation strategies, passionate advocacy, and creative problem-solving approach, while maintaining the highest level of ethical standards. Mr. Bowerbank has prevailed at trials as lead counsel in jury trials and has successfully tried bench trials. Mr. Bowerbank has a broad range of clients, including developers, large and small businesses, publicly traded companies, entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups, brokers, lenders, and individuals.

Mr. Bowerbank served as the Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association – Real Estate Section in 2017. He was also an active member of the American Business Trial Lawyers Association for several years. He previously served as an Assistant Deputy District Attorney with the Orange County District Attorney's Office in the Trial Attorney Partnership Program where he tried and prevailed in jury trials. Mr. Bowerbank has been published in Orange County Lawyer, Orange County Business Journal, California Real Estate Journal, and Builder and Developer Magazine. From 2016 to 2020, he was named as a distinguished Super Lawyer on the Southern California's Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers magazine. He has also been selected to the Southern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers magazine from 2009-2014. Mr. Bowerbank has the highest rating.


  • University of Southern California, J.D., 2000
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., 1996; with honors


  • All courts of the State of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California