Robert M. Dowd

ROBERT M. DOWD specializes in civil litigation, government, agricultural cooperatives, personal injury, education, and municipal law. He comes from a military background, having achieved Honor Graduate at the Marine Corps, Basic School in 1969. He later went on to serve for thirteen years in the Marine Corps where he traveled the world, deploying in Vietnam and Japan. He eventually retired from service in 1998 at the rank of Colonel. Dowd earned his B.A. from San Francisco State University in 1968, and his J.D. from the California Western School of Law, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1976. Robert Dowd joined the firm in 1981 and has since been recognized for his professionalism by being included within the 2007 through 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers List. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, and the International Society of Barristers. Dowd has been named in the 2017 Who’s Who Directory and has also earned an AV “Preeminent” Martindale-Hubbell Rating.


International Society of Barristers (Invited Member)
American Board of Trial Advocates (Invited Member)
American College of Trial Lawyers (Invited Member)American Association for Justice 1981- Present
Kings County Bar Association 1981 – P (President 1987-1988)
State Bar of California 1976-P
American Bar Association 1976 – P
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (San Joaquin Valley Chapter)
Consumer Attorneys of California
Veterans Advisory Group for the 17th Congressional District 1997-2004
Kings County Judicial Selection Advisory Board 1996-1998
Tulare County Judicial Selection Advisory Board 1996-1998
Board of Trustees for California Western School of Law 1992-1995


Northern California Super Lawyer: 2007-2019
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy - State Bar of California 2017
Top Attorneys of North America - Who's Who Directories 2017

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