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Our Constitution and Bill of Rights represent a historical, hard fought victory of protection against unjust punishment.  The guiding principles of our country have gifted freedom to us.  When facing the mighty resources of the government, everyone accused of a crime in Florida feels the stress and pressure of a powerful opponent.  Our firm believes in protecting those less able to defend themselves and seeks to ensure justice for those who are accused.  Sometimes even the police can misapply the law and accidentally trample the given rights of its citizens.  Our firm levels the playing field by standing up for the accused and aggressively defending those rights.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 57%
    20 years, 700 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 28%
    20 years, 200 cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 5%
    20 years
  4. Consumer Protection: 5%
    20 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%
    20 years, 80 cases



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Contact info

2502 Orient Rd
Tampa, FL, 33619-2948


FLMember in Good Standing199606/20/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in FL, 2011


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Semi Finalist member SouthEast DivisionNational Moot Court Competition1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMcDowell Law Office1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. RCDismissed
State of Florida v. DDDismissed
State of Florida v. ADDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Grove City CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Grove City CollegeInternational BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American LegionVA benefits and MedicareN/A