Michael E. Dowd

Legacy Partner



Michael was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 11, 1932. He was admitted to bar, 1957, Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. 1974, U.S. Supreme Cout. 1984, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar.


DePaul University, (B.A., 1954). DePaul University, (J.D., 1957). Delta Theta Phi, Allerton Conference Participant, 1986.


    Chicago (Member, Civil Practice Committee, 1973)

    Illinois State (Vice Chairman, 1980 - 1981 and Chairman, 1981 - 1982, Tort Section Council)

    Northwest Suburban (Member, Board of Governors, 1959) and Illinois Defense Counsel (Secretary, 1966)

    Society of Trial Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors, 1986 - 1988)

    Trial Lawyers Club of Chicago

    Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association

    Defense Research Institute (member Industry-wide Litigation Committee, 1980 - )

    Celtic Legal Society of Chicago

    Seventh Circuit Bar Association

    Inner Circle of Advocates

    Presidents' Advisory Board, Lewis University

    Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel


    "Tort Trends, School Liability," Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law Section Journal, October, 1981

    "Comparative Negligence," Chicago Bar Record, 1983.


    Approach to Trial

    Comparative Negligence

    Continuing Legal Education

    Chicago Bar Association, 1981