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Owen M. Praskievicz

Owen M. Praskievicz

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Owen Praskievicz is a trial and appellate attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group. Owen specializes in protecting businesses and individuals in complex civil cases involving commercial contracts, intellectual property, investment and real estate disputes, and other business torts. His expertise includes defending class action consumer claims, including product label and false advertising claims against national manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, as well as protecting trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. The breadth of Owen’s experience allows him to lead clients through the complexities of litigation in both state and federal court while adapting his approach to a client’s specific needs. Owen received his undergraduate degree in journalism and economics from the University of Maryland and his law degree from the University of San Diego, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the San Diego Law Review and an associate member of the Appellate Moot Court Board. During law school, Owen externed for the Hon. Mitchell D. Dembin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

  • Reversed on appeal a U.S. District Court order compelling international arbitration in Casa del Caffe Vergnano v. ItalFlavors, LLC, 816 F.3d 1208 (9th Cir. 2016)
  • Defeated opposition to trademark registration in Am. Can! Cars for Kids v. Charitable Adult Rides & Servs., 2022 TTAB LEXIS 374, *1 (Trademark Trial & App. Bd. September 29, 2022)
  • Won jury trial victory against local jeweler who defrauded a retired couple out of their investment in rare metal coins
  • Won arbitration invalidating a will written under duress
  • Defeated summary judgment motion brought by the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division in action challenging IRS penalty enforcement, resulting in favorable settlement for client
  • Successfully defended countless product label class action demand letters and Proposition 65 claims, resulting in walkaways or nuisance value settlements
  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2013, Concentration in Business & Corporate Law, San Diego Law Review, Appellate Moot Court
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2007, Journalism and Economics
  • Admitted in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Ninth Circuit
  • Member, California State Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association