Owen Barcala has litigated complex commercial, insurance, business cases in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Massachusetts. He has experience representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters, including catastrophic personal and property claims, wrongful death cases, toxic torts, premises liability, business and LLC disputes, litigation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, and water rights litigation before the Office of the State Engineer and the district courts. Owen is involved with all aspects of litigation through initial filing, discovery, dispositive motions, and trial, and has participated in numerous multi-million dollar controversies.
Owen has a significant background in science, having obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology at Arizona State University and a master’s degree in environmental management at Duke University, where he conducted a thesis studying interspecific competition between native species in Madagascar. While attending law school at Boston University, Owen participated in an international exchange program in which he studied international and comparative law at Oxford University in England.
Owen enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves after high school and was honorably discharged in 2010 at the rank of sergeant.
- Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2012
- Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Master’s in Environmental Management, 2009
- Arizona State University, B.S., Conservation Biology, 2007
- United States District Court for the District of New Mexico