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Lonnie L McDowell

Lonnie L McDowell

Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
McDowell Forster Attorneys
Los Angeles, CA
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About Lonnie L McDowell

Attorney Biography

Before founding McDowell Forster Attorneys, Mr. McDowell was an associate at one of Southern California’s largest Defense Firms. While there, he was responsible for handling various matters that ran the gamut from small routine matters to large disputes involving complex legal issues and significant amounts of money. During this time, Mr. McDowell worked with and represented numerous top medical, scientific, criminal and mechanical experts in preparation for trial.

Mr. McDowell graduated from Southwestern Law School in Southern California with top honors. He was a member of the Dean’s List and was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship. Mr. McDowell was the Lead Articles Editor as well as a board member of the Southwestern Law Review in addition to being a teaching assistant and tutor for various Criminal Law classes.

While still in law school, Mr. McDowell served as a certified law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office, for the District of Nevada, working on the Organized Crime Strike Force. While with the USDOJ, Mr. McDowell handled daily criminal appearances on behalf of the U.S. Government as well as prosecuting DUI’s at trail for which he was recognized as a skilled litigator. Mr. McDowell was also selected to intern in the United States District Court, Southern District of California for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson.

After taking the California bar, but still waiting for the results, Mr. McDowell won one of nine ABOTA Fellowships. The Fellowship is designed to give new attorney’s experience in various aspects of the legal profession. Mr. McDowell spent time working in the offices of a Plaintiff and Defense Attorney as well as in the chambers of a Family Law Judge.

Mr. McDowell is a member of The American Bar Association, The Los Angeles County Bar Association, The Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, The Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

As the founder of McDowell Forster Attorneys, Mr. McDowell is dedicated to helping people resolve any legal problem they may be facing. He is committed to offering every client personalized representation, while preserving their dignity. Mr. McDowell offers a general legal practice well equipped to squarely and promptly address any legal issues or concerns you may be facing.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (29%)
DUI / DWI (28%)
White Collar Crime (23%)
Appellate Law (20%)

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California State Bar
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Southwestern University School Of Law


San Fernando Valley Bar Association
San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Beverly Hills Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)

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Lonnie L McDowell
McDowell Forster Attorneys
117 Winston Street Suite 607
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Office: 213-401-2322
Fax: 213-401-2324

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Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.