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Gina M. Botwinick

Gina M. Botwinick

Santa Barbara, California

Gina Marie Botwinick received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Summa cum laude, from California State University, Northridge in 2003, and her Juris Doctor from Ventura College of Law in 2007. Ms. Botwinick joined the firm in the spring of 2009, having previously worked for a year as a litigation associate at a small law firm in Oxnard, California. Ms. Botwinick came to the firm with a wide range of litigation experience, having represented plaintiffs and defendants in claims involving premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, construction defect, and business and employment issues. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Botwinick worked as a paralegal for the litigation department of one of the nation's largest liability insurers, where she was exposed to a wide range of insurance defense litigation.

Ms. Botwinick has distinguished herself in both the analysis of insurance coverage matters, and the handling of general civil litigation.  In particular, she has extensive experience with respect to the handling of habitability lawsuits and disputes, from the coverage perspective, having successfully mediated numerous high profile, complex and high exposure cases throughout the state of California. Additionally, Ms. Botwinick has analyzed and mediated a myriad of coverage issues arising from claims and suits involving homeowners' associations, construction defects, nuisance, pollution, assault and battery, premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death and sexual abuse. She has also successfully defended policy holders from a wide range of claims; in particular, she has achieved favorable outcomes in personal injury cases involving motor vehicle negligence, dog bite liability and premises liability.

Areas of Practice

  • Habitability
  • HOA
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Automobile
  • UM/UIM
  • Dog Bite

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007


  • Ventura College of Law, Ventura, California
    • J.D. - 2007
  • California State University Northridge, Northridge, California
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2003
    • Major: English

Past Employment Positions

  • The Law Offices of David M. Karen, Associate, 2007 - 2009


Minehan, McFaul & Fitch, LLP
Main Address

P.O. Box 50409
Santa Barbara, CA 93150
Phone: 805-963-8252
Fax: 805-963-8272

Secondary Address
1135 Eugenia Place, Suite C
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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