John Lowe, P.C.

About John Lowe, P.C.

John LoweJohn Lowe is a trial lawyer with extensive experience trying jury trials, bench trials, and appeals. He tried over 100 jury trials and numerous bench trials as lead trial counsel, including a jury trial and a bench trial each involving hundreds of millions of dollars. He has argued a landmark case in the Supreme Court of the United States. He argued and won the landmark First Amendment case, Bigelow v. Virginia, in the Supreme Court of the United States. He is licensed to practice in VA, MD, and DC and all the state and federal courts in those states—where he is prepared to handle both big cases and small ones.

John has represented clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. At one time he held the record for one of the highest personal injury verdicts in Richmond, VA. It was against the city bus company for knocking a man off his bicycle and then running over him. With only $250,000 in medical specials, John obtained a $7.6 million jury verdict, which was upheld by the Court.

John argued and won the landmark First Amendment case of Bigelow v. Virginia, 421 U.S. 809 (1975), in the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to the Bigelow case, he has argued appellate cases in the 4th and 8th Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the Court of Appeals of Maryland. He convinced the very conservative Supreme Court of Virginia to strike down the Virginia Riot Act on First Amendment grounds.

Following graduation from the University of Virginia School of Law, John was a trial lawyer in general practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. John has appeared in 68 different state courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has extensive experience in family law cases.

John was the lawyer who brought the law suit against his alma mater asking that a federal court require the University of Virginia to admit women. He and his co-counsel persuaded the University to settle the matter by adopting full coeducation.

John was counsel for one of the two defendants in a case where two Native Americans were tried for allegedly murdering two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, South Dakota. Both defendants were acquitted by the jury.

He was successful lead counsel in a five month long court martial proceeding at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina—essentially a jury trial with Marine Corps officers as jurors—for the last POW to return from captivity in North Vietnam, Marine PFC Robert R. Garwood.

In 1992 John joined the intellectual property law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C., where he was a partner trying major patent infringement jury trials until he retired early as a partner in December 2003 in order to return to a general law practice. He is a member of the Patent Bar of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

He is a member of the Bars of the United States District Courts of the Eastern District of Virginia, Western District of Virginia, District of Maryland, and District of Columbia, the Bars of the United States Courts of Appeal of the 4th, 8th, and Federal Circuits, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Bars of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

John holds a B.S. in Research Chemistry from Lehigh University and a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia.