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Rodney Dowell

Rodney Dowell

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Co-Mediating Divorce and Family Cases with MWI in Boston, MA
617-895-4028 | divorce@mwi.org

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Rodney Dowell co-mediates divorce and family cases at MWI in Boston. He also serves as a mediator with MWI in the Massachusetts Trial Court System in the Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Quincy District Court, and the Dorchester Municipal Court. Mr. Dowell, an attorney, consults with attorneys, law firms, and other professionals to become more efficient, profitable and with higher organizational function via one-on-one coaching or by facilitating firm retreats. To his mediation services, he brings over 25 years of experience in the legal industry as a litigator and founding partner of several law firms. His work for large and medium sized law firms, co-founding and growing a law firm, starting the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, and becoming the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc., gives him a unique perspective on mediation and toward helping clients to resolve conflicts amicably.


Focus Areas

  • Divorce Mediation
  • Child Custody
  • Removal
  • Personal Injury
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Eviction Mediation
  • Facilitator of firm retreats

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Mediator, MWI District and Municipal Court Mediation Panel
  • Conservation Law Foundation, Senior Fellow
  • MA Supreme Judicial Court Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism, Member (2014 – 2017)
  • MA Supreme Judicial Court Working Group Regarding Online Publication of Lawyer Disciplinary Decisions, Member (2015)
  • American Bar Association Law Practice Division,
  • Secretary of Law Practice Division, September 2016 to present
  • Member of Division Council, 2010 to September 2016
    • Chair of Attorney Well-Being Committee
    • Chair of Legal Resource Technology Center Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Past Chair and Council member of Law Practice Management Committee
    • Past council member of Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Past Chair of Solo and Small Firm Committee

Background and Education

  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY
    • Juris Doctor, 1989
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Bachelor of Arts, May 1985
    • Double Major: Political Science and Economics

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