Joseph W. McDowell was born Meridian Mississippi, May 8, 1951; admitted to bar in 1976, Alabama, in 1984, Louisiana, and in 1985, Mississippi; Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court – Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama, 1976; U.S. District Court – Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi, 1985; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1978; Education: University of Alabama (B.S. in Industrial Engineering, 1973; Juris Doctor, 1976); Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society; Founding Editor, Law and Psychology Review; Alpha Pi Mu Engineering Honor Society; Phi Delta Phi; Senior Litigation Attorney, Farm Credit Banks, 1983-1986. Member of the Mississippi Bar, Alabama Bar, Louisiana Bar, American Bar Association, Hinds County Bar Association, Dallas County Bar Association, Mississippi Claims Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.
Mr. McDowell has over thirty years extensive legal experience in defending insurance companies, businesses and individuals in personal injury litigation, including workers’ compensation cases. Mr. McDowell has developed an expertise in insurance coverage litigation, commercial litigation, motor vehicle accident litigation, workers’ compensation claims, product liability defense, premises liability, construction litigation and other accident and personal injury litigation in state and federal courts in Mississippi and Alabama, including representation of clients before the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission.