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Joshua J McDowell

About me

Josh McDowell is fluent in Portuguese and frequently works with Brazilians and other members of the Portuguese-speaking community in Colorado.


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Languages spoken: Portuguese

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    5 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    5 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%
    5 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joshua. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Caryn Jeanine Adams

    Josh is well respected in the legal community for his breadth of knowledge and his ethical practice. He works diligently for his clients. It doesn't hurt that he also has a great sense of humor.


    Caryn Adams Domestic violence Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The McDowell Law Firm, LLC

2 N. Cascade Ave #1220
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-1534

The McDowell Law Firm

2 N. Cascade Ave #1220
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Best of the Springs-SilverColorado Springs Gazette2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Awarded "Excellent" RatingAvvo2012
Awarded "Superb" ratingAvvo2012
Client Rating 5.0/5Martindale-Hubbell2012
"A" RatingBetter Business Bureau2011
Excellence Award-Master of JuvenileDistrict Attorneys Office2006
Trial Star of the WeekFourth Judicial District Attorney's Office2006
Tradition of Excellence AwardFourth Judicial District Attorney's Office2006
Trial Star of the WeekFourth Judicial District Attorney's Office2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe McDowell Law Firm, LLC2013 - Present
PartnerMcDowell Laybourne & Rodemer, LLC2007 - Present
AttorneyAlternative Defense Counsel-State of Colorado2007 - 2008
Court Appointed CounselColorado Springs Municipal Court2007 - 2011
Deputy District AttorneyFourth Judicial District Attorney2004 - 2007
AssociateCage Williams Abelman Layden2004 - 2004
Drug Court InternDenver District Attorney's Office2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Better Business BureauN/A2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
American Academy of Forensic SciencesN/AN/A
El Paso County Bar AssociationLawyer Referral Board2009 - 2010
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
11T10562Case Dismissed
11T6707Case Dismissed
11M3612Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pikes Peak Law BlogVarious2006
Chinese Journal of International LawThe International Committee of the Red Cross as a Witness Before International Criminal Tribunals2002
Task Force on Child Witnesses of the ABA Criminal Justice SectionThe Child Witness in Criminal Cases2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Brigham Young UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Fairview High SchoolN/AN/A1994
Charles UniversityInternational Law StudiesN/AN/A
Trinity University, Dublin IrelandInternational Law StudiesN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Boy Scouts of America-Colorado SpringsJuvenile Justice SystemN/A