Gina M. Bowden


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Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Bowden is a California native. Upon graduation from Mission San Jose High School, Ms. Bowden headed to southern California, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1998.

After working in digital media and marketing for a few years, Ms. Bowden moved to Sacramento. She acquired her Master of Science degree in criminal justice at California State University, Sacramento. In 2007, Ms. Bowden earned her Juris Doctorate with great distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

While a student at McGeorge, Ms. Bowden was the Chief Legislation Editor of the McGeorge Law Review and achieved membership in both the Traynor Honor Society and the Order of the Coif. She received Witkin awards for academic excellence in multiple subjects, including Professional Responsibility, Legal Process, and Mediation. She also interned at the Placer County District Attorney’s office and McDonough Holland & Allen PC.

In 2008, Ms. Bowden continued her career in civil litigation with an established local firm. During that time, she obtained excellent results for her clients in the areas of professional liability defense, insurance bad faith defense, business litigation, and appellate work. Ms. Bowden joined the Arnold Law Firm in the summer of 2016, where she engaged in civil litigation, emphasizing personal injury, employment, and class action lawsuits.

In 2022, Ms. Bowden transitioned to an “Of Counsel” relationship with the Arnold Law Firm.  Thus, her close relationship with the firm continues, and she remains a trusted resource.  The Arnold Law Firm engages Ms. Bowden to consult on a number of short and long-term projects.  She lends her experience and knowledge to the firm on complicated issues in high-profile cases, challenging law and motion work, appellate issues, special trial support needs, and other complex legal matters.

Ms. Bowden enjoys traveling and spending time with her family in her free time.


Educational Background

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctor with Great Distinction:
    • Order of the Coif, Traynor Honor Society and Dean’s Honor Roll
    • Board of Editors – Chief Legislation Editor, McGeorge Law Review
    • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Mediation, Professional Responsibility, Legal Process, International Criminal Law and Community Property
  • California State University, Sacramento, M.S., Criminal Justice:
    • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, B.A. Sociology


  • California State Bar, 2007


  • Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA)