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J. Dow III

Personal injury Attorney at Brunswick, GA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as John Albert Dow III, Jay Dow III

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1997
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About J.

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After graduating in 1993 from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, firm founder, John Albert Dow III (“J.”) attended Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia. At Mercer, Dow tailored his studies to focus on the field of litigation, earning graduating-class high marks in both his legal research and writing class and his trial practice class.

Upon graduation from law school in 1997, Dow accepted a job with the District Attorney’s Office in the Atlantic Judicial Circuit (a jurisdiction headquartered in Hinesville, Georgia covering 6 counties) where he served as a prosecutor for the State of Georgia. As an Assistant District Attorney, Dow tried hundreds of cases (jury trials and non-jury trials) to verdict – to include a pair of cases nationally televised on Court TV (collectively dubbed, “The Tomato Patch Murder”).

After gaining extensive trial experience in the D.A.’s Office, Mr. Dow was recruited by an insurance defense firm located in his home town (Brunswick/St. Simons and the Golden Isles) to litigate on behalf of defendants. During this 3 year phase of his career, he handled high-stakes civil damages claims involving serious injuries and wrongful deaths due to medical/hospital malpractice, nursing home negligence, tractor-trailer wrecks, car/motorcycle accidents, premises hazards/defects, professional malfeasance and all other manners of negligent and intentional tortious conduct.

Convinced defending civil claims was not his calling, Mr. Dow combined his prosecutorial instincts with the knowledge he gained about defense litigation and the insurance industry and, in 2002, The Dow Firm, P.C. was established with the sole mission of providing aggressive, yet ethical legal representation to personal injury and wrongful death victims. Inspired to battle on behalf of parties hurt by wrong-doers, The Dow Firm, P.C. has secured over 50 million dollars ($50,000,000) in judgments and recoveries in serious injury and wrongful death cases in a little over a decade.

Mr. Dow attributes the firm’s success to, among other things, critical selectivity in the type and number of cases accepted by the firm, an unwavering work ethic, the employment of quality support staff, utilization of state-of-the-art technology in litigation and trial presentation and the firm’s confidence, ability and willingness to try cases before a jury.

Above all else, however, Dow credits the success of the firm to its hands-on approach which has been in place since the beginning. Mr. Dow is lead counsel, involved from start to finish, in every case in the office. If a case is accepted by The Dow Firm, P.C., it will be personally handled by Mr. Dow and the representation will be an interactive process where the client is intimately involved and informed during all phases of the matter. Firm clients have direct access to Mr. Dow (to include the provision of his cell/home telephone numbers) and are encouraged to call whenever necessary.

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The Dow Firm, P.C.
1901 Union Street
Brunswick, GA, 31520

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  3 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
My child was hit by a car while he was crossing the street in a school zone. The reckless driver’s insurance company completely denied my child’s serious injury motor vehicle accident claim, laying blame on my son. I brought the matter to Mr. Dow and he looked at it from an entirely different angle and articulated that position to the insurance company in undeniable terms. The insurance company buckled and paid nearly $100,000 even though they almost had me convinced my son was at fault when he was hit by a car. Mr. Dow’s firm was the difference in my son securing justice in his case and I recommend them highly. – T.A.
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Posted by Lisa | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm
I was injured in a tractor-trailer wreck in Brunswick, Georgia while I was visiting from out of state. When I returned home to Florida, I called a large Florida law firm to try to handle my Glynn County, Georgia case. This was a mistake. The Florida attorneys could not get my case settled for a fair amount. Fortunately, the Florida firm contacted Mr. Dow to file a lawsuit on my behalf and he agreed to help. Once the case was filed and the trucking company started working against The Dow Firm, P.C., they saw what they were up against and started to talk about legitimate settlement numbers. In the end, Mr. Dow secured a litigated settlement for me which was double what I would have accepted. And it was way more than the Florida law firm had advised me to take. I am very thankful that J. got involved. He and his staff really took care in my representation and looked out for me. – L.P.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2019
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I suspected my husband died as a result of medical malpractice. I was referred to The Dow Firm, P.C. by another attorney who does not handle these types of wrongful death cases. Mr. Dow and his staff of experts (nurses and doctors) evaluated the situation and found that my husband had been victimized, but not as I originally suspected. The cause of my husband’s death was found in some obscure medical record entries which revealed an entirely different situation than the doctors had shared with me. Mr. Dow’s law firm’s investigative work was exceptional and I am so lucky I hired them. After we filed suit the doctor indicated he wanted to settle my case, but he and his insurance company tried to pay less than a reasonable amount. J. refused their offer and pressed on. Eventually, the other side caved in and paid what we demanded. I got unexpected answers and results in my case. Mr. Dow was passionate, assuring and firm the whole way. – L.H.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Dow Firm, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate Litigation Attorney
  • Hall Booth Smith & Slover, PC
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate Litigation Attorney
  • The Fendig Law Firm
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office - Atlantic Judicial Circuit
  • 1997 - 1999
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  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $30,000,000.00 judgment (after litigation) - Negligently prescribed dangerous medications
  • $30,000,000.00 judgment (after litigation)
  • $10,000,000.00 judgment (after litigation) - medical malpractice resulting from a doctor’s misdiagnosis
  • $10,000,000.00 judgment (after litigation)
  • $1,500,000.00 settlement (after litigation) - wrongful death of a child who was run over
  • $1,500,000.00 settlement (after litigation)


  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1997 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Highest Grade - Trial Practice/Advocacy
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 1997
  • Top 3 Appellate Brief - Legal Research & Writing
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 1997
  • Highest Grade - Labor Law
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Professor of Law
  • 1998
  • Criminal Law
  • Professor of Law
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse J.
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Jay on numerous matters during the last 10 years. I've always been impressed by his ability to create and maintain quality and respectful relationships with all parties involved in his areas of practice while also zealously advocating for his clients. I unequivocally endorse Jay in this practice area."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. J. is a very thorough and effective trial lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. J. Dow is the gold standard for plaintiff's attys on the GA coast."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is an excellent attorney and a strong advocate for his clients. Strongly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful death Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. Jay is a great attorney and a real gem in the Plaintiffs' Bar. Jay is not afraid to try cases and has gotten some outstanding results."
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Brunswick Personal injury Lawyer J. Dow III
J. Dow III
Personal injury Attorney
Brunswick, GA
Licensed for 26 years
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