Attorney Profile

Derrell Dowdell

Senior Partner | ddowdell@aol.com | 706-321-1130

Derrell Dowdell Esq. is the Founder & President of Derrell Dowdell & Associates. Dowdell’s practice is comprised of the following areas: Tractor Trailer Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premise Liability, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Workplace Injuries, and Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death exclusively. Derrell Dowdell & Associates has a proven track record, succeeding in settling substantial cases for over 20 years in the state of Georgia and the Tri-State areas. D.D.A. led the victory against Alabama Southern Company’s defective Product Liability Wrongful Death lawsuit. Historically, this monumental lawsuit accounted for one of the largest settlements awarded in the state of Alabama. Derrell Dowdell & Associates has collected millions of dollars in settlements for injured clients and their family in addition to numerous six figure settlements. D.D.A. has also successfully litigated against Walmart, Aflac, and the Georgia General Assembly to name a few.

Derrell Dowdell Esq. professional repertoire commenced with The Law Office of Sheppard & Castaneda in Atlanta, Georgia. Thereafter, Derrell Dowdell Esq. served as an Assistant Solicitor for the Solicitor General’s Office of Columbus, Georgia. Later, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the District Attorney’s Office (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit) in Columbus, Georgia. Lastly, Derrell Dowdell Esq. also served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Office of Public Defender (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit) also in Columbus, Georgia.

Derrell Dowdell Esq. is a native of Columbus, Georgia and graduated from Kendrick High School. He matriculated at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received a B.A. Degree in Political Science, Cum Laude, 1988. Shortly after graduating from Morris Brown College, Derrell Dowdell Esq. was proudly commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Thereafter, he obtained his J.D. from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA. 1991. Upon completion of law school, he served inactive reserve to pursue civilian law. Derrell Dowdell Esq. began practicing law on August 26, 1992, in Columbus, Georgia.

Derrell Dowdell Esq. unselfishly serves the needs of the community of Columbus, Georgia. He is well known for his philanthropy toward underprivileged youth. Derrell Dowdell & Associates has donated millions into the community’s underserved areas. Derrell Dowdell Esq. has been awarded numerous awards for his philanthropic efforts: UNCF, YMCA, Boy’s Club, Beallwood Community Award, NAACP, Columbus Times, and many more. Some of his affiliations include but are not limited to: State Bar of Georgia, Who’s Who’s, Men of Action, 100 Black Men of Columbus, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. His lifelong motto is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thy own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path.”