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.