Products Liability

McDowell Knight regularly represents manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, recreational equipment, and industrial products.
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McDowell Knight represents Fortune 500 companies and other international, national, state and local entities in all types of litigation. Learn More

Employment and Labor

McDowell Knight has developed a substantial employment law practice, representing employers in all types of employment-related litigation.
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Our firm litigates all forms of admiralty and maritime matters, in addition to performing consultation and transactional work in non-litigation matters.
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Medical Malpractice Defense

Our attorneys regularly defend hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, medical clinics, physicians, and nurses in a wide range of medical malpractice cases.
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Welcome to McDowell Knight

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC provides consistent superior legal representation and counsel in all areas of civil litigation, as well as business and transactional matters. The knowledge, education and experience of our lawyers, many of whom have been selected for fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates, serve our clients well in litigation ranging from complex commercial nationwide class actions to personal injury claims. We invite you to learn more about our firm.

Our founding partner, Jerry A. McDowell, passed away on August 7, 2019. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a tremendous mentor, dear friend, and father-figure to many, both inside and outside the legal profession. Jerry received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 1957, then served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant until 1961, where he flew airplanes and helicopters. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1963, and he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel H. Thomas of the Southern District of Alabama from 1963-1964, when he entered private practice. Over a career approaching 50 years, Jerry established himself as a legendary trial lawyer. He was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, among numerous other professional organizations. Jerry served as president of the Mobile County Bar Association in 1992. All of us, along with those many people whose lives he touched, will miss him.

McDowell Knight is a member of ALFA International, the global legal network. With 145 member firms across the globe (80 in the United States) ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world. More information is available at





Attorney Spotlight

S. Fraser Reid III has extensive experience in commercial and  business litigation. View Bio

Career Opportunities

Interested in joining McDowell Knight? Learn more about our associate program and our summer clerkship program.

Committed To Community

Our attorneys are active in a host of non-profit organizations in the community, notably L’Arche Mobile. Get the details