Our 70 Year Legacy

Dowd & Dowd, Ltd., has been representing the Insurance Defense Industry in excess of sixty-seven years.

This defense firm was founded in 1950 by two brothers, James and Joseph Dowd, following their service in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Their brother Michael was managing partner for twenty years until his premature passing in 1996. As an incredibly successful litigator, Michael Dowd tried over 250 cases to verdict in State and Federal Courts. Patrick Dowd, Michael's son, has continued the tradition of excellence established by those family members that preceded him, thereby ensuring that Dowd & Dowd, Ltd. remains one of the premiere defense firms serving Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

The firm focuses its practice in the trial of civil lawsuits in State and Federal Courts. The firm is experienced at both trial and appeals, and its practice includes most areas of commercial and civil practice, including transportation law, insurance coverage, appellate practice, premises liability, products liability, and workers' compensation.

Joseph Dowd

Joseph V. Dowd

Legacy Partner

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Michael Dowd

Michael E. Dowd

Legacy Partner

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