Jerry A. McDowell

Jerry A. McDowell

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge
11 North Water Street, 13th Floor
Battle House Tower
Post Office Box 350 (36601)
Mobile, Alabama 36602

Phone: (251) 432-5300
Fax: (251) 432-5303



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  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Alabama Chair (1996-1998)
  • The Best Lawyers in America © - 23 years, Personal Injury Litigation Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Alabama Super Lawyers (2008-2013)
  • Chambers USA, Litigation 2013


  • University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1963
  • Board of Editors, Alabama Law Review 1962-1963
  • University of Alabama, Bachelor of Science, 1957


Jerry A. McDowell

In Memoriam 1934-2019

Mr. McDowell was born in Bladon Springs, Alabama, and served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army 1957-1961. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama in 1957, and went on to graduate from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1963. While at The University of Alabama, Jerry served on the Board of Editors of the Alabama Law Review in 1962-1963. He served as law clerk to The Honorable Daniel H. Thomas, United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 1963-1964.

As one of the founding partners in the firm, Mr. McDowell has distinguished himself over the course of his career as one of the foremost defense litigators in the nation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute, Inc., and has the honor of being listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute, Inc.
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Mobile Bar Association
    • President, 1992