(817) 265 - 9000 Metro
(817) 460 - 8366 Fax
TX BAR Card # 06075000
37 Years in Law Practice Mediation Experience Since 1992
John Dowdy, Jr. began the private practice of law in 1968 following
In 1992, John decided to enter the field of alternative dispute resolution
(ADR), and completed the forty hours of training required by Chapter 154 of the
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code in order to conduct mediations. This
training was done with the
In addition to the law and ADR practices, John is a senior lecturer in
business law in the
John's practice is now concentrated in two areas of professional services.
The conventional law practice provides services to clients primarily in the areas of probate, wills, trusts, and commercial law.
His ADR practice is concentrated primarily in the area of probate disputes. While most of the mediations he conducts are court-ordered, an increasing number of attorneys are contacting John's office to get on the mediation calendar by agreement and without a court order. The cases he has mediated have included disputes involving multiple issues, multiple parties, and amounts in controversy ranging from $50,000 to several million dollars. However, his mediations have not been limited to estate contests. He has extensive mediation experience in personal injury, malpractice, and breach of contract cases as well, since the probate courts have jurisdiction of such cases when an estate of a decedent is involved. He has also mediated a substantial number of cases referred from district and appellate courts.
John is a member of a number of national, state and local professional organizations, including the Association of Attorney-Mediators, a national organization for which John has been honored to be president-elect during 2003-2004 and president during 2004-2005
State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Association of Attorney-Mediators (national president, 2004-2005); Tarrant County Probate Bar Association (Bd. of Dir., 2001 - present); Arlington Bar Association; Christian Legal Society
John was born in Malakoff,
While at Baylor, he met Sarah Ellen Chambers, of
John and Sarah are members of First Baptist Church of Arlington, where he is a deacon and Bible teacher and Sarah is actively involved in International Friends, a ministry to internationals, and is director of the international Bible Study department. John teaches three Bible classes (including the international class, a couples class, and a men's Bible study early Wednesday mornings), and is also involved with Mission Arlington, a ministry arm of First Baptist Church and other Arlington area churches.
John's hobbies include SCUBA diving (in which he has a professional rating as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor), backpacking, fishing, handball, and various physical fitness activities.
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