Mark A. Dowdy is an associate in the firm’s Mobile, Alabama office. His practice areas include construction, products liability, environmental, professional liability, toxic torts, transportation, complex litigation, appellate advocacy, general liability, corporate law and mediation. He is admitted to practice before all Alabama state courts, all Federal District Courts located in the state of Alabama, the Northern District in the state of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mark is also recognized by and registered as a trained mediator with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.
Mark attended high school at The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University (AL) with a major in English and a double minor in Business. Before becoming an attorney, Mark worked for over seven years at two large regional law firms in Birmingham, Alabama in the Tax, Estates and Municipal Finance Department and the Corporate and Securities Department. Mark then enrolled at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. While in law school, Mark was elected to serve as the first Prosecutor to the Honor Court and Chancellor of Sigma Delta Kappa. He was also appointed as the first Student Representative to the Faculty Academic Standards Committee, Student Advisor and Research Assistant to Professors Thurston H. Reynolds and Chad D. Emerson. Mark received Best Paper Awards in Constitutional Law II and Professional Responsibility.
While Mark attended law school, he also worked for three years as a year-round law clerk to the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. During that tenure, Mark served in the Medicaid/Welfare Fraud Division, Executive Division and General Civil and Administrative Law Division. While in the Executive Division, Mark was cross-designed to the Alabama Sentencing Commission where he conducted two nationwide research projects analyzing sentencing laws in Alabama. During the summer of 2003, Mark served as judicial extern to Supreme Court of Alabama Associate Justice Harold F. See. Following that externship, Mark was asked to serve as a Research Assistant for Special Projects to Justice See. In 2005, Mark was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges®.
Mark concentrates his practice on defending individuals, businesses and insurers against lawsuits and liability claims and assisting clients in the development of strategic solutions to legal disputes and litigation risks. Since 2005, he has defended clients in direct actions involving construction claims, general liability defense, products liability, abnormally dangerous activities, professional liability, maritime claims, Jones Act claims, transportation/trucking claims and wrongful death. Mark also assists clients with matters involving corporate law, real property and title issues, appellate practice and financial and business services. Super Lawyers® designated Mark as a Rising Star in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Mark is married to Laura Hancock Dowdy of Mobile, who is also an attorney and owner of Laura’s Vacation Rentals, LLC. Mark and Laura enjoying spending time with their children, fishing offshore and playing golf.