Joe  Owen

Owen, Galloway & Myers, Attorneys at Law
Owen, Galloway & Myers, Attorneys at Law
PO Box 420
GulfportMS 39502
(228) 868-2821

Managing Partner


Joe Sam Owen is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court and has been admitted pro line twice in multiple states. He has participated as counsel for the plaintiff and as counsel for the defendant in Mass Tort Litigation. He has been involved in more than 350 civil and criminal jury and civil non-jury trials during his forty-seven years in the practice of law beginning in August of 1972. He is a member of the Russell-Blass-Walker Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Association and a fellow of the American Bar Association. He served as a member on the Committee for the Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure and is currently a member of the Federal Criminal Rules Advisory Committee for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi. He is also a Life Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

A Mississippi Coast native, Joe Sam Owen received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1972. Mr. Owen has practiced in the U. S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit, the U. S. Supreme Court, the U. S. Tax Court and the U. S. Claims Court. During his career, Mr. Owen has served as Assistant District Attorney, Second Circuit Court District of Mississippi, a Former Referee with the Harrison County Family Court, and is a Special Assistant Attorney General handling a designated capital murder case.

Mr. Owen is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Strathmore's Who's Who in America, America's Business and Insurance Attorneys, and the National Directory of Criminal Lawyers. He is a member of the Harrison County, Mississippi, and American Bar Associations; Mississippi Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; American Judicature Society; American Inns of Court; and is the State Liaison Chairman for Breast Implant Litigation.

Mr. Owen has successfully defended high profile federal and state criminal cases. His primary areas of interest are personal injury, criminal defense law, medical malpractice and product liability. In recent years, he has represented Georgia-Pacific in the dioxin litigation, Philip Morris in the tobacco cases, Chiquita International and Waste Management. Mr. Owen is very active in his church, youth sports and community projects.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Criminal Defense Law

Medical Malpractice

Product Liability

Bar Admissions

Mississippi, 1972

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Tax Court


University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi

Representative Clients


Philip Morris

Chiquita International

Waste Management

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America

Strathmore's Who's Who in America

Listed in America's Business and Insurance Attorneys

Listed in National Directory of Criminal Lawyers

Selected to the Mississippi Super Lawyer List

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Member

Mississippi Bar Association, Member

Harrison County Bar Association, Member

Mississippi Association for Justice, Member

American Association for Justice, Member

American Judicature Society, Member

American Inns of Court, Member

Breast Implant Litigation, State Liaison Chairman

Past Employment Positions

Second Circuit Court District of Mississippi, Assistant District Attorney

Harrison County Family Court, Referee

Harrison County District Attorney's Office, Special Assistant Attorney General

Practice Areas

Litigation And Appeals, Plaintiff And Defense

Contract Law

Insurance Disputes/Bad Faith Litigation

Hurricane Claims

Personal Injury

Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

Wrongful Death

Farm Accidents

Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home Negligence

Auto Accidents

Bus Accidents

Truck Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

ATV/Boating/Recreation Accidents

Products Liability

Auto Defects and Rollover Injuries

Talcum Powder

Work Injury Claims

Construction Accidents

Maritime Accidents/Jones Act Claims

Probate Litigation

White Collar Criminal Defense




“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

– Gen. Colin Powell

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