Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd Jr. LLC
Concentrating in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law and Employment Law
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  Education:
Boston University School of Law,
Boston, MA, J.D. 1984
– Honors: G. Joseph Tauro Scholar award
for academic excellence
– Benton National Information Law and Privacy
Moot Court Competition, Best Appellees’ Brief
Rutgers College, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, New Jersey, B.A. 1981
  Bar and Court Admissions:
New Jersey, 1984
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1989
  Associations:
American Bar Association (member since 1985)
New Jersey State Bar Association (member
since 1985)
Bergen County Bar Association (member
since 1990)
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Robert Dowd has significant appellate, arbitration, administrative hearing and trial experience, including jury trials. Bob has been involved in matter in the state and federal courts in New Jersey at the trial and appellate level, as well at the trial level in the state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts and the state court in Louisiana (appearing pro hac vice) and before various administrative bodies.

Bob started his career in 1984 as a litigation associate with Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla in Middletown, New Jersey. In 1990 he and Michael Sternlieb formed the Hackensack, New Jersey firm of Sternlieb and Dowd, LLC where Bob headed the firm’s litigation department until the firm merged with Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A.,in 2005.

While at Cole Schotz, Bob was a partner in the firm’s Litigation, Construction Services and Employment Law Departments. In 2011, Bob formed his current firm where he continues his concentrations in commercial litigation, construction law and employment law.


Peer Review Rating:
Since 1994, Robert Dowd has been awarded a “Preeminent” rating of AV for very high ethical standards and a legal ability rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 by the peer review rating service of Martindale-Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals. As a guide to consumers of legal services, Martindale-Hubbell states the certification of an attorney as AV Preeminent “is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence”. Less than 14% of US Attorneys are AV Rated.

For the past five years, Mr. Dowd has been selected by peer review as one of Bergen County’s Top Lawyers for Construction Law, Commercial Litigation or Litigation.

The Avvo lawyer rating service has also assigned Bob a rating of Superb.

Because the Martindale-Hubbell, (201) Magazine and Avvo ratings compare attorneys in New Jersey, the New Jersey ethics rules require the accompanying statement that no aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
 
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