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D. Adam Dowling

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbia, MO

4.9   33 reviews

also known as Adam Dowling

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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About D. Adam

Learn D. Adam’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Adam Dowling handles all types of Criminal cases, Felony and Misdemeanor, in State, Municipal and Federal Courts, including: Murder, Manslaughter, Assault, Rape, Sodomy, Molestation, Sexual Assault, Arson, Robbery, Burglary, Fraud, Stealing, Embezzelment, Child Pornography/Internet Crimes, Child Abuse, Drug Crimes, DWI/DUI, White Collar Crimes, Weapons Crimes, Stalking/ Harassment, Domestic Violence, Animal Abuse, Bad Checks, MIP/ Fake ID, and all manner of Minor and Traffic Violations

    18 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Violent crime
    40%
    Adam Dowling handles all types of Criminal cases, Felony and Misdemeanor, in State, Municipal and Federal Courts, including: Murder, Manslaughter, Assault, Rape, Sodomy, Molestation, Sexual Assault, Arson, Robbery, Burglary, Fraud, Stealing, Embezzelment, Child Pornography/Internet Crimes, Child Abuse, Drug Crimes, DWI/DUI, White Collar Crimes, Weapons Crimes, Stalking/ Harassment, Domestic Violence, Animal Abuse, Bad Checks, MIP/ Fake ID, and all manner of Minor and Traffic Violations

    18 years, 750 cases

  3. Sex crime
    15%
    Adam Dowling handles all types of Criminal cases, Felony and Misdemeanor, in State, Municipal and Federal Courts, including: Murder, Manslaughter, Assault, Rape, Sodomy, Molestation, Sexual Assault, Arson, Robbery, Burglary, Fraud, Stealing, Embezzelment, Child Pornography/Internet Crimes, Child Abuse, Drug Crimes, DWI/DUI, White Collar Crimes, Weapons Crimes, Stalking/ Harassment, Domestic Violence, Animal Abuse, Bad Checks, MIP/ Fake ID, and all manner of Minor and Traffic Violations

    18 years, 100 cases

  4. Personal injury
    5%
    Eng & Woods Law Firm primarily handles Personal Injury cases, including: Automobile, Truck, Motorcycle and Semi-Truck/18 Wheeler Accidents, Slip-and-Fall, Medical Malpractice, and Products Liability cases.

    18 years, 50 cases

AGGRESSIVE. ACCOMPLISHED. ACCESSIBLE. ADAM IS AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY, READY TO FIGHT FOR YOU!

 

Adam Dowling handles all types of Criminal cases, Felony and Misdemeanor, in State, Municipal and Federal Courts, including: Murder, Manslaughter, Assault, Rape, Sodomy, Molestation, Sexual Assault, Arson, Robbery, Burglary, Fraud, Stealing, Embezzelment, Child Pornography/Internet Crimes, Child Abuse, Drug Crimes, DWI/DUI, White Collar Crimes, Weapons Crimes, Stalking/ Harassment, Domestic Violence, Animal Abuse, Bad Checks, MIP/ Fake ID, and all manner of Minor and Traffic Violations

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

Location

D. Adam Dowling
903 E. Ash
Columbia, MO, 65201
Eng & Woods
903 East Ash Street
Columbia, MO, 65201
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2015
Adam Dowling - A Perfect 10!
I want everyone to know how pleased we were with EVERYTHING that Adam Dowling did for two separate issues that involved our son. Adam handled every question, concern from us with professionalism. He returned our numerous phone calls, and we had complete faith in his ability and expertise. My husband, accompanied our son to his court appearance and was nothing but impressed on how Adam handled the entire situation. I hope that our son (in time) will grow into the fine young man that Adam is today! Thank YOU Adam!
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Posted by Robert | January 10, 2015
5 Felony Charges - Walked Away With Probation and No Felony
I was charged with five felonies and facing over 20 years in prison. After going to trial four of the five charges were dropped and I ended up with SIS probation. I trusted Adam with my life and I'm glad I did. I would recommend anyone to use him!!!
Posted by Walter | October 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I hired Mr. Adam Dowling after doing some research and scheduling a consultation. His knowledge of the law and his professionalism is unparalleled. His dedication to my case made me feel at ease and confident that he was working in my best interest at all times. My life could’ve turned out very differently had I not chosen him to represent me. Me and my family are truly grateful.
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Posted by Anthony | September 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Did what everyone said could not be done!
Adam went above and beyond for me. He believed that I was innocent and he fought hard for me to prove I was. In the end all charges where dismissed. I went through 2 other lawyer that tried to get me to plead out even after I told them I would not and that I didn’t do the crime. Well everything happens for a reason and this man is absolutely the best there is. No wards can describe how thankful I am for him giving me my life back and standing by me like it was his life and family on the line! Thank you again Adam you rock man!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver
I'm a nurse, and was facing a felony assault charge, and 2 misdemeanors to accompany it. I thought my life was over. Adam worked tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome. He would always be available day and night to listen to my concerns regarding the case and provide unwavering knowledge and guidance to achieve the end result of the case. He was especially reasonable considering the outcome that could have been, and had I chosen a small town lawyer to represent me. I walked away with a misdemeanor peace disturbance, a deferred prosecution agreement, and 2 years of probation. He worked with me financially to make sure I wasn't neglecting my family to pay legal expenses. I hope I never approach another time like this in my life, but if I do, I will assuredly reach out to this superb representative.
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Posted by Johnson | July 4, 2015
awesome attorney
Adam was a great attorney. He listened to my concerns and advised me with his expert opinion. He fought for me and I was able to get in touch with him when I had concerns. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Jesse | January 22, 2015
great guy
Adam is a great guy. Adam is very nice and upfront with you . He don't beat around the bush about anything. Adam was very helpful, knowledgeable, Responsive and kept me informed on everything. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone.
Posted by courtney | January 22, 2015
Best attorney ever!
Adam is such a good down to earth person. Who will go above and beyond. Im very thankful for his good advise and work on every case issues I have had. Excellent attorney by far!
Posted by Shane | January 21, 2015
I Thoroughly Endorse Adam Dowling!
When I needed Adam I was at the lowest point in my life: I had been arrested for 3rd degree domestic assault (a Class C felony punishable up to 7 years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine). Furthermore, my wife and I's child was in the room at the time of the alleged assault. Therefore, I also faced a misdemeanor child endangerment charge. With Adam's assistance, the domestic assault charge was eventually reduced to a misdemeanor and the child endangerment charge was dropped entirely. Clearly this was a favorable outcome. However, these bottom line results do not adequately define Adam's exceptional service. Over the many months of our deliberation, Adam's counsel and guidance was incredibly knowledgeable, consistent, and undying! I truly felt that he was on my team. I knew, without a doubt, that he wanted to do everything in his power to help me. Adam ALWAYS made time to listen and entertain every concern and/or need that I had. His feedback was constructive and enlightening. I learned a lot about the judicial system in my conversations with Adam. At the end of the day, it was a valuable learning experience for me. I was very fortunate to find a lawyer of his caliber. He lifted my spirits and became a true friend. Adam Dowling is man of integrity. I will forever be grateful for his presence in my life at that time. I hope to never need Adam again, but if such unfortunate circumstances arise, I would undoubtedly use him again.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2015
BEST ATTORNEY WE'VE HAD
Adam has helped our family with legal issues for some time. He is knowledgeable, professional & straight forward. He takes time to explain things so we can understand. we would definitely recommend Adam to anyone requiring an attorney. The best in the business as far as we are concerned.
Posted by Pamela | January 20, 2015
Very Friendly and caring professional lawyer
MR. Dowling. Is a very confident professional young man. He cares about your case. And will take your call. And call you back as well. Makes you feel more at ease. He has great knowledge of the law. And very friendly to talk to. makes yo feel at ease. hes also very confident int in the court room. Wish helps your case i'm sure. I would use him again if i need too. If he cant help you . Will help you fine someone who dose know that kind of law. Pamela C
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Posted by Adel | January 19, 2015
Adam Dowling knows his job
We had more than one case with him one for me involving car accident, thanks to him he solved it and demised the case, tow case with my son the first was solved very smoothly and the second case still in progress and things are going OK. Thanks Adam. Adel
Posted by Devon | January 17, 2015
A great choice for any case.
I retained Pat Eng and Adam Downing for two cases of mine in 2009-2010. After researching many different lawyers I choose Eng and Woods Law Firm because of their success rate on past cases, the familiarity of the court in which my cases were being tried, and also because I wanted someone who would fight for me. Adam Dowling always seemed to have my best interest in mind. Confidentiality was never in doubt and I could speak to both Mr. Dowling and Mr. Eng with complete trust at all times. Eng and Woods Law Firm were always very quick in relaying new information and court dates to me as they received them. My calls were returned very quickly as well, something you don't often find with law firms. Both Eng and Dowling offered me great advice, which was instrumental in my overall outcome, I can honestly say that Mr. Adam Dowling did represent me with my best interest in mind until I was satisfied and pleased with the result. Actually, getting the judge to reconsider my sentence, something she had never done prior on the bench. With Adam Dowling he wasn't just a lawyer, he is one who while crossing in public post case took the time to ask how I had been and what I was up to.
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Posted by William | January 16, 2015
Best Lawyer I've Ever Worked With
In my profession I work with attorneys every day and in 13 years of legal dealings I have never met a more professional and thorough attorney. In fact, Adam has been so persistant that he has literally worn down opposing counsel and while most attorneys will simply settle a case just to get it over with, Adam chooses to go to court time and again if he doesn't feel his client is getting the best deal possible. I highly recommend Adam over any attorney and having dealt with at least 150 over the years in my professional career that's saying something.
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Posted by Dan | January 16, 2015
The model of professionalism
I have known Adam for over 10 years. During that time he has consistently presented himself as the consummate professional. He has handled the legal needs of myself and my family in a flawless fashion. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone with serious legal issues.
Posted by Stephen | January 16, 2015
My FULL TRUST and CONFIDENCE
Adam is outstanding! I trust him with my life and he truly cares about me and all his clients. He has my confidence and he gets the job done. Simply an Excellent lawyer.
Posted by Charles | January 15, 2015
COMPASSIONATE AND KNOWLEDGABLE
Adam Dowling is a very professional and compassionate lawyer. He made our experience with the legal system a little less scary, Adam took the time to talk with us answer any questions we had, I would highly recommend Adam to anyone in need of legal assistance.
Posted by Vanessa | January 15, 2015
2 misdemeanor charges
Adam was kind from the first day I met him. Never once made a judgemental statement. He has always explained worst case and best case scenarios and guided me through accepting the best plea bargain for my case. He is very personable and patient as well. I wouldn't give him anything short of a perfect recommendation.
Posted by Kerry | January 15, 2015
Consultation
Adam was instrumental to me by reviewing and providing legal advise. He has demonstrated a high degree of legal awareness for a high profile felony case where he provided guidance that proved to be a true value. His advise and direction is straight forward, genuine, and professional which is expected from a legal expert but Adam also added the human the response of "being practical" as it related to a high profile felony case and demonstrated to me that "what is my interest is also his interest for the best possible solution and outcome" which is the uniqueness of his character and a quality that separates him from his peers.
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Posted by Anne | January 15, 2015
Excellent choice
Adam has assisted our family on many occasions. He has always been professional and very helpful. We have had to make decisions and he has been very good about explaining the pros and cons of actions we were contemplating. He described the possible outcome of various scenarios. I was a amazed at his knowledge of the law.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Eng & Woods
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Eng & Woods
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Eng & Woods
  • 2004 - 2006

Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Westminster College (Fulton)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • Montgomery County R-2 High School
  • Diploma
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. R.S.
  • Jury Trial -- Acquittal (Felony Assault)
  • State v. M.R.
  • Jury Trial -- Acquittal on all charges (Murder 1st Degree [2 counts] and Armed Criminal Action [2 Counts]
  • State v. A.B.
  • Dismissal (Statutory Rape, Statutory Sodomy)
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Associations

  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 2019 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -- CLE Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -- Legislative Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association, Legal Aid Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association, Partners in Education/Public Relations Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Director
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri Western District Federal Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association, Private Bar Criminal Defense Appointment Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -- Legislative Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for the State of Missouri
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys
  • KC Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (18)
Endorse D. Adam
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Adam while I was in law school. He is an exceptional attorney that takes a genuine interest in each of his clients. Adam is a guy that prepares every case like it is his absolute biggest case. He is not afraid to show up early and stay late to make sure he secures an excellent result for every client. Having seen how he works behind the scenes, I would recommend him whole heartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is a great trial attorney cares about his clients and take the time to make sure they are getting the best outcomes possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I'm called by a potential client looking for representation on a criminal matter I send them to Adam. He's an talented litigator in the courtroom and fights hard for his clients. He understands the law and knows how to consistently achieve great results. Adam is the guy to call when you or someone you know needs a lawyer who can handle high stakes cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam Dowling is an excellent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is an exceptional attorney who works hard for his clients. I have referred many cases to Adam and will continue to do so because I trust his judgment. If I were charged with a crime in and around Columbia, MO, I would call Adam."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"Adam handled a felony criminal matter in Cole County for a workers' compensation client of mine. Being in St. Louis I could not easily handle the matter in Jefferson City myself. Though the facts of the case were difficult, Adam did an outstanding job of bringing out the contradictions in testimony of the prosecution's witnesses through depositions and achieved a very favorable disposition of the charges, which my client was quite pleased with. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Mr. Dowling for over 10 years. He is one of the hardest working attorneys I've ever met. He's diligent, caring and above all - he knows the law. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Dowling and recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a great attorney, and has the guts and skill to try difficult cases."
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Columbia Criminal defense Lawyer D. Adam Dowling
D. Adam Dowling
Criminal defense Attorney
Columbia, MO
Licensed for 17 years
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