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Cindra M. Dowd is a 1987 graduate of Duke University. She earned her law school degree from The Dickinson School of Law in 1991. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Dowd served as a law clerk for The Honorable Hal J. Bonney, Jr. of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Ms. Dowd has experience in a broad range of litigation, including employment law, toxic torts, personal injury, commercial litigation, contract law, real estate and property law and bankruptcy.

Ms. Dowd is a member of the Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section, the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association where she served as its President from 2001-2002, the Boyd-Graves Conference and formerly she was a member of the James Kent American Inn of Court.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 75%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dana Sheppard Power

    I highly endorse Cindra Dowd and recommend her to my clients who are in need of an employment lawyer. She is incredibly committed to her work and gets results for her clients.


    Dana Power Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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  • Richard James Serpe

    Cindra Dowd combines hard work with tremendous experience and a deep knowledge of the law to passionately represent her clients. She is a true professional, steady, smart, and driven.


    Richard Serpe Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C.

580 East Main Street
Suite 310
Norfolk, VA, 23510


VAAuthorized to practice law199203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV® Distinguished™Martindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC2006 - Present
AttorneyGlasser & Glasser PLC1992 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarMember1992 - Present
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Boyd-Graves ConferenceMemberN/A
James Kent American Inn of CourtFormer MemberN/A
Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar AssociationFormer President2001 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit - Keith Winingear, et al v. City of Norfolk$3.2 Million
Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit - Doug Funkhouser, et als v. City of Portsmouth, Virginia$575,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Advanced Real Estate Law in Virginia, National Business Institute, IncLiens and Credit Issues1996
How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debts in Virginia, National Business Institute, IncBankruptcy and Debt Collection1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Duke UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987