The attorney who gets results

Specializing in handling both civil and criminal cases that are often complex and serious.

About Peter T. McDowell

From the very start of the representation, Mr. McDowell is able to see how the case can and should be presented at trial.  For the first 11 years of his career, Mr. McDowell was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County.  He prosecuted crimes ranging from driving under the influence to rape, murder, and child abuse.  At one point, he was the dedicated prosecutor for the Regional Auto Theft Task Force and received the Governor's Citation. After retiring from the State’s Attorney’s Office, Mr. McDowell opened his own law firm.  He developed a significant practice of handling serious personal injury cases involving automobile accidents and nursing home cases.  Based on Mr. McDowell’s extensive litigation experience and success, a significant number of his cases are referred to him by other attorneys.

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Mr. McDowell handles cases that have been appealed, which distinguishes him from many other trial lawyers.  He also handles cases from the start of claim through the appeals process and back to the trial court.  This brings a unique aspect to any trial lawyer in positioning a case for its best possible outcome.  Mr. McDowell has made law five times in Maryland’s highest courts, the Maryland Courts of Appeal.  He never stops fighting for his clients.

Because of his reputation and experience as a former prosecutor, he handles criminal defense cases of every nature and achieves exceptional results.

Trying Cases Since 1990

Experience

Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore County, 1989−2001
The Law Offices of Peter T. McDowell, 2001–Present

Education

Juris Doctorate, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1990
Bachelor of Arts, Towson University, English Major with Writing Concentration, 1984

Recognitions

Governor's Citation for Dedication, Professionalism & Outstanding Ability for Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore County, 1990
Chief's Award in Recognition for Prosecution Baltimore County Police Department, Terence B. Sheridan, 1997
Super Lawyer, 2014
Member of Inn's of Court
Member of Maryland Association of Justice
Member of American Association of America
Published in law jounals
Made law 5 times in the Maryland Courts of Appeal