David McDowellDavid McDowell, a member of the firm, currently practices primarily in the area of civil litigation. David has successful experience representing clients in matters involving residential/commercial construction, professional liability, personal injury, insurance litigation, real estate litigation, consumer protection litigation, automobile dealership litigation, and commercial litigation.

David received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Furman University. He received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he served as managing editor of and had his article published in the University of Memphis Law Review. While in law school, David received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Copyright, Environmental Law, and Trial Advocacy. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law, and the Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Prior to joining the firm, David served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable David R. Farmer of the Tennessee Court of Appeals.  David previously served as President of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division. David currently serves as the District 3 Governor on the Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors. David has been recognized as a Super Lawyer-Rising Star by the Mid-South Super Lawyers publication for 2013-2016. David also serves as a volunteer for United Way. David and his family attend Hixson United Methodist Church.


  • Furman University, B.A. in Political Science, 2000
  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2003


  • ‘Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Second Injury Fund: Purpose and Practice, 34 University of Memphis Law Review 389 (Winter 2004)


  • Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit

Legal Associations

  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Justices Brock and Cooper American Inn of Court

Honors & Professional Accomplishments

  • Board Member of Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (YLD) (2006-Present)
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law (Class of ’08)
  • Recipient of Tennessee Bar Association YLD President’s Special Recognition Award (2007)
  • Tennessee Bar Association YLD’s Star of the Quarter Award (2007)
  • Tennessee Bar Association YLD’s Public Service Project of the Year Award (2009)
  • Chattanooga Bar Association YLD’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award (2009)
  • Tennessee Bar Association YLD’s Star of the Quarter Award (2011)
  • Selected as Mid South SuperLawyer Rising Star (2013-2016)
  • Member of Tennessee Bar Association Pro Bono Honor Roll (2013-2014)