Attorney at Law
An experienced trial attorney and former Workers’ Compensation Judge, John has been involved in Workers’ Compensation for over 25 years. John believes in “service above self”. To that extent, he is actively involved in numerous community groups including Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scouts of America, Cub Scouts and Covina Rotary. John is an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends much of his time traveling in his RV camping across the Western United States.
John is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz (College 8) where he earned a B.A. Degree in Latin American & Latino Studies. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law where in addition to his J.D. degree, he also earned a Certificate in Public Interest Law. John also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and is currently a candidate for a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
When not camping, John enjoys golfing, paintball, LAFC Soccer, Dodgers Baseball, Chargers Football, Four Wheel Driving in his Jeep, and riding his Harley-Davidson. His children all attend local Covina schools and all are actively involved in local Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Cub Scout groups.
John is a Founder and the current President of LatinoComp. LatinoComp is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional organization that consists of applicant attorneys, defense attorneys, plaintiffs attorneys, hearing representatives, lien representatives, rehabilitation counselors, interpreters, medical providers and attorney support services. The purpose of the organization is to enhance the quality of representation at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and better serve our community.
He is also a member of the California Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Section and is admitted to practice in all California Courts including the United States Central District Court and The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
John speaks fluent Spanish and is learning Italian.
California Lawyers Association (Workers’ Compensation Section, Member of Executive Committee), California Applicant’s Attorneys Association (CAAA), LatinoComp, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Mexican American Bar Association (MABA), National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives Association (NOSSCR), Association of Retired Workers’ Compensation Judges, National Organization for Vetarans’ Advocates (NOVA).
FBI-Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association (Life Member), Covina Chamber of Commerce (Member), Covina Rotary (Member), Covina CERT (Member), Boy Scouts of America (ASM, Woodbadge), Girl Scouts of America, American Motorcycle Association, Harley-Davidson Owners Group, Judge Pro tem – Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
Phone: (626) 349-4214
Fax: (213) 266-9016
Attorney at Law
Douglas Owenby graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History at age 20 and from Southwestern University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree at age 22. Douglas served in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserves for 20 years in the Military Intelligence branch as a German linguist, after graduating with honors from the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, during the Cold War. Douglas has practiced law for over 35 years.
Douglas has been involved with numerous community groups, including PTA, Boy Scouts of America, and Girl Scouts of the USA. His children all attended local Covina Valley USD schools and were active in Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA. Douglas is an avid reader and enjoys hiking and camping.
Douglas is a member of the California Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Section and LatinoComp. LatinoComp is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional organization that consists of applicants’ attorneys, defense attorneys, plaintiffs’ attorneys, hearing representatives, lien representatives, rehabilitation counselors, interpreters, medical providers, and attorney support services. The purpose of the organization is to enhance the quality of representation at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and better serve our community. Douglas is admitted to practice in all California Courts, including the United States District Court for the Central District of California.