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Jonathan D. McDowell

Jonathan D. McDowell

Practice areas:

Business, Commercial, Employment & Labor, Appeals, Health Care

Jonathan McDowell

About Me

Precision. Passion. Integrity. These words aptly describe Mr. McDowell's practice of law. His priority is finding the best resolution for his clients the most quickly.

Mr. McDowell has extensive knowledge on business/corporate law and employment law. Prior to joining Brown & James, P.C., he represented businesses at all stages from start-up to multinational recognition. He drafted the range of corporate documents for C-Corps, S-Corps, LLCs, and non-profits. He represented the fastest growing pizza chain in the US in employment discrimination defense litigation, the second largest title insurance company in the US in title defect litigation, and one of the largest home mortgage lenders in the US in lender liability defense litigation.

Mr. McDowell continues to represent employers in employment disputes, including discrimination (race, sex, national origin, age, religion, and disability), in Missouri State court and Federal Court throughout the Midwest. He also defends businesses and large corporations in construction disputes, premises liability, and complex commercial litigation from pre-suit through appeal. Mr. McDowell has argued in front of the Missouri Court of Appeals multiple times and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

His book, From Law School to Lawyer was published by the American Bar Association (ABA) in January 2015, and he is currently working on his second book to be published by the ABA.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Health Care: 20%
  2. Appeals: 20%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
  4. Commercial: 20%
  5. Business: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Saundra Janelle McDowell

    It is my honor to endorse this lawyer. Jonathan McDowell is not just a wise attorney, he is also an intelligent business man. He earned both his JD and MBA in just three years. His business sense really comes out with how he runs his firm. Jonathan was a solo practitioner for two years and set the stage for my transition into the firm, now known as McDowell & McDowell, LLC. He is also very passionate about his role as attorney and counselor. He provides excellent service to his clients. He treats everyone the same whether they are a large corporation or indigent. Jonathan has compassion for his clients and they love him. Jonathan also thinks about his fellow attorneys in the community. Through his blog, sidebars from the sidelines, he encourages younger attorneys and provides guidance on how they can retain clients, keep their expenses down and become successful as an attorney. Jonathan is a remarkable man and an asset to the Avvo community.


    Saundra McDowell Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • John M McCormick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John McCormick Business Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Brown & James, PC

300 John Q. Hammons Parkway
Suite 603
Springfield, MO, 65806


MOGood Standing, Active201011/04/2011

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Seller's ScholarshipRegent University School of Business2008
Merit ScholarshipRegent University School of Law2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateBrown & James, PC2014 - Present
Secretary, General CounselAnalegos, Inc2011 - 2013
Student Clerk4th Judicial District of Virginia2010 - 2010
Managing PartnerMcDowell & McDowell, LLC2010 - 2014
InternLentz Bergethon, PLC2009 - 2009
Research Assistant to Thomas FolsomRegent University School of Law2008 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Defense Research InstituteN/A2014 - Present
Missouri Organization of Defense LawyersN/A2014 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Business Litigation CommitteeChair2012 - 2013
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar FoundationLiberty and Justice Gala Planning Committee2012 - 2013
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Business, Business Opportunities and Commercial Law CommitteeCo-chair2012 - 2013
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Federal Courts Advocates Section (FCAS), MembershipMember2012 - 2013
American Bar Assocation, YLD - Business Law CommitteeVice-Chair2012 - 2013
Kansas City - Ross T. Roberts American Inn of CourtMember2011 - Present
Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeConference Planning Committee2011 - 2013
Missouri Bar, Business Law CommitteeCo-Chair2011 - 2013
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Missouri Bar, Commerical Law CommitteeN/AN/A
Missouri Bar, Labor and Employment Law CommitteeN/AN/A
Missouri State Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Adams v. Adams, 11DG-AC00160 (Mo. Cir. Ct. Jan. 25, 2012).Our client was awarded the entire property competely divesting the defendant joint-tenant of any right to the property.
NCSLTrust v. JW, et al, 1116-CV15271 (Mo. Cir. Ct. Oct. 25, 2011)Dismissed in favor of our clients
FSC v. JCDismissal with Prejudice in favor or our client

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Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationThe Ultimate Career Guide for Lawyers2016
American Bar AssociationFrom Law School to Lawyer2015
American Bar Association GPSolo eReportWhat to do When You're Removed to Federal Court2013
Regent Global Business Review no. 5 (August)Reinventing the Wheel: A New Spin on American Business Leadership2011
CR09-1025; CR09-2500 (Va. Cir. Ct. 2010)Commonwealth v. Hoshaw2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2010
Regent University School of Global Leadership and EntrepreneurshipN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2010
Evangel UniversityGovernment and PsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2007
Oxford University, Hertford CollegeReligion and PoliticsStudy AbroadN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Stepping Up & Stepping Out: The New Lawyer ExperienceChoice of Entity, Formation, and Liability Concerns2013
Practical Evidence for Litigators: Real World ApplicationsPractical Evidence for Litigators: Real World Applications2013
Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm ConferenceSetting up and Marketing your New Practice2013
Hanging Out Your Shingle: How to Start and Build a Successful Law PracticeMarketing and Networking2013
Stepping Up & Stepping Out: The New Lawyer ExperienceChoice of Entity, formation, and liability concerns2012
Mobar CLEPractical Evidence for Civil Litigators2012
KCMBA CLEToo Legit to Quit: Employment Litigation Before, During, and After the Relationship Ends2012
University Federal Administrative Law CourseComparison of Law Practice in the Court System and Administrative Agencies2011
Annual Meeting of Analegos, IncDirector's Liability in C-Corporations2011
University Constitutional Law CourseHow to Brief a Case2010