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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Thai

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    7 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    7 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    7 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Judd S Nemiro

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  • Kevin K. Moghtanei

    Mr. Mcdowell's passion and dedication to his craft is of the highest level. He is not an attorney to just "get by" or do the "bare minimum." Lonnie Mcdowell will dedicate all of his energy and time to ensure that your matter is taken care of with the highest level of expertise and professionalism. I endorse Mr. Mcdowell with the utmost confidence.


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Contact info

McDowell & Associates, Attorneys

1055 West 7th Street
33rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaNational Trail Lawyers Association2015
100 Top Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
CALI - Top Honors in Civil ProcedureWestern Law School2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMcDowell Forster Attorneys2012 - Present
Attorney / PartnerThe McDowell Law Firm2010 - Present
Litigation AttorneyCarroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen & McKenna2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationAssociate Member2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesAttorney Member2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseAttorney Member2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. QuinteroDiverted to Veterans' Court with charges dismissed after successful completion of diversion program.
People v. RodriguezClient plead to wet reckless instead of second time DUI with enhancements
People v. CastroCase Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Celebzter.comCan Joan Rivers's Doctor Be Charged With Murder2014
Celebzter.comWal-Mart v. Tracy Morgan, Is Morgan to Blame2014
LA DUI Defense JournalSenate Bill 289's Zero Tolerance Won't Keep Californians Safe From Impaired Drivers2013
James Publishing publicationCorrelating Alcohol Use with Traffic Accidents2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern Univ SolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of PhoenixCriminal Defense, BusinessN/A2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Personal Managers InterchangePutting Out Fires: 4th Amendment Issues2015
Radio InterviewYou Have the Right to Remain Silent - Use It!!2014
Legal Discussions on DUI'sDUI - What You Need to Know if You Get Stopped2014
West Los Angeles Professional NetworkDUI - What To Do If You Get Stopped2013
West Los Angeles Professional NetworkDUI Myths and Legends2012