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Timothy K. Dowling

Timothy Dowling’s reviews

     3.0 stars 4 total

Review Timothy Dowling
  • Professional, compassionate support

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Eric

    I contacted Attorney Dowling for advice and support for a retail fraud (shoplifting) charge that my teenage son was facing. Mr. Dowling presented a very practical approach to the situation, and expertly guided us through the necessary legal process. Beyond the understanding of and application of the law, Mr. Dowling shared personal parenting experience and challenges to help our family through this difficult time. It was very clear that his concern for my son was (and is) greater than a simple attorney-client relationship. Attorney Dowling's genuine concern was further revealed as my son's legal issues expanded due to a probation violation. Again, Mr. Dowling represented my son expertly and negotiated the best possible solution in the circumstances. Through this experience, I have grown to consider Mr. Dowling a partner in my efforts to guide my son to a respectful, law-abiding state. I maintain the highest level of respect for Attorney Dowling's expertise and concern for his clients.

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  • Very satisfied

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Rachel

    I have had 2 occasions to use Attorney Dowling's services. In both cases, all options were discussed very clearly and openly from the beginning. I felt his fee was fair, even though one of the fees was increased due to a changing circumstance. He handled himself with professionalism and integrity at all times, whether in his office, on the phone or in court. He's simply honest and sincere. It's obvious that he is respected in the courtroom. We received the best possible outcomes in both of our cases.
    Beyond the legal issues that were handled, in both situations Attorney Dowling went the extra mile by also trying to teach life lessons. He really reached out and tried to connect and tried to make a difference in the lives of some young people.
    I would highly recommend.

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  • not good at all

    1.0 star

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

    gave him 2500 retainer for a criminal case he wanted another 2000 before he would do anything. I then decided to see another attorney for a second opinion. Refused to give me a copy or even go over my police report before i paid him in full. Doesn't care about you only wants your money. Also refused to give me back any of my retainer when he only spent 4-5 hours on my case.

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    Timothy K. Dowling’s response: “I was hired by this client's friend when the client was still in custody after his arrest for a drug charge. After obtaining the police report, doing research, talking to the prosecutor and the client, I learned that the charges were more serious than the client's friend originally thought. I informed the client that because his charges included a serious drug felony, as well as a felony firearm's offense, he would have to come to my office with an additional attorney fee and to review the police report and the facts of the case. He refused to bring the additional attorney fee and wanted me to mail the police report to him, which I refused to do. I received notice by mail from another local attorney that he had been hired to represent the client and on that day I hand delivered to that attorney's office the police report and other relevant documents. I also computed the hours I had spent on the case and sent by certified mail a refund of that portion of the original retainer that had not been expended.”
  • Would not recommend......

    1.0 star

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

    I hired this lawyer for a minor traffic ticket. I was charged $500 and was told it was dismissed only to find out later on the traffic ticket still shows up. Dowling doesn't care about the person he cares about the money and trying to get by. Tread with caution... I'm sure he probably doesn't screw everyone over, so just be careful.

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    Timothy K. Dowling’s response: “This review is difficult to understand without more information or more accurate information. First, I would not have charged that high of an attorney fee ($500.00) for a "minor traffic ticket." Second, if it was a criminal traffic offense, it is unusual that it would have been entirely dismissed by the prosecutor. Third, if in fact it was dismissed, than the problem would have involved human error from the court clerk's office in recording or failing to record the dismissal in the county and/or state computer system. Had the client simply called me and informed me of the situation (if accurate), I would have corrected the error for him at no charge.”