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Joseph F. McDowell III Esq. - Manchester, NH

282 River Road Manchester, NH 03105- 3360

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Updated: 05/18/2023

Manchester Personal Injury Lawyer

Overview

Joe McDowell is a third generation Manchester, NH native who has been practicing law in his home town since 1971.

Since 1978, he has dedicated his legal career to the representation of individual plaintiffs in personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice, workers compensation, uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist claims.

Joe graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in 1964, Providence College in 1968, and Suffolk University Law School in 1971, cum laude...

About Joseph F. McDowell III Esq.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

Representative Cases

  • Luc v. Wyndham Management Corp., 496 F.3d 85 (1st Cir. 2007)
  • Rakes v. U.S., 442 F.3d 7 (1st Cir. 2006)
  • Connelly v. Hyundai Motor Co., F.3d 535 (1st Cir. 2003)
  • McLaughlin v. Fisher Engineering, 150 N.H. 195 (2003)
  • In re: A. H. Robins, Inc., 880 F.2d 694 (4th Cir.) cert denied, 493 U.S. 959 (1989)(Dalkon Shield Bankruptcy)
  • In re: A. H. Robins, Inc., 880 F.2d 709 (4th Cir.) cert denied, 493 U.S. 959 (1989)
  • In re: A. H. Robins, Inc., Oberg v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 828 F.2d 1023 (4th Cir.) cert denied, 108 S. Ct. 1246 (1988)
  • Gagnon v. G. D. Searle & Co., 889 F.2d 340 (1st Cir. 1989)
  • Gorman v. National Grange Mutual Insurance Co., 144 N.H. 157 (1999)
  • Mason v. Smith, 672 A.2d 705 140 NH 696 (S. Ct. 1996) 38 A.2d 1276
  • Lorette v. Peter-Sam Inv. Properties, 665 A.2d 341 140 N.H. 208 (S. Ct. 1995)
  • In re: Petition of Jean, 653 A.2d 1089, 139 N.H. 333 (S. Ct. 1995)
  • Ferren v. Delco Battery, 628 A.2d 265, 137 N.H. 423 (S. Ct. 1993)
  • Raudonis v. Insurance Co. of N. Am., 623 A.2d 746, 137 N.H. 57 (S. Ct. 1993)
  • Fitz v. Coutinho, 622 A.2d 1220, 136 N.H. 721 (S.Ct. 1993)
  • Marston v. U.S. Fid & Guar. Co., 609 A.2d 745, 135 N.H. 706 (S. Ct. 1992)
  • Coltey v. New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co., 600 A.2d 940, 135 N.H. 223 (S. Ct. 1991)
  • In re: Petition of L’Heureux, 567 A.2d 186, 132 N.H. 498, (S. Ct. 1988)
  • Thone v Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 549 A.2d 778, 130 N.H. 702 (S. Ct. 1988)
  • Amica Mut. Ins. Co. v. Zinck, 540 A.2d 1227, 130 N.H. 357 (S.Ct. 1988)
  • Thone v. Cairo, 536 A.2d 182, 130 N.H. 157 (S. Ct. 1987)
  • Mailloux v. Dickey, 523 A.2d 66, 129 N.H. (S.Ct. 1986)
  • Pskowski v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 522 A.2d 987, 128 N.H. 781 (S. Ct. 1986)
  • Sciaudone v. Steuk, 512 A.2d 1108, 128 N.H. 261 (S.Ct. 1986)
  • Autobody Specialists, Inc. v. Vallee, 500 A.2d 372, 127 N.H. 382 (S.Ct. 1985)
  • Wright v. Clark Equip. Co., 480 A.2d 146, 125 N.H. 299 (S. Ct. 1984)
  • Antoniou v. Kenick, 474 A.2d 566, 124 N.H. 606 (S.Ct. 1984)
  • New Hampshire Ins. Co. v. Bisson, 449 A.2d 1226, 122 N.H. 747 (S.Ct. 1982)
  • Burley v. Kenneth Hudson, Inc., 448 A.2d 375, 122 N.H. 560 (S. Ct. 1982)
  • Shake v. Shaka, 424 A.2d 802, 120 N.H. 780 (S. Ct. 1980)
  • Connolly v. Galvin, 412 A.2d 428, 120 N.H. 219 (S. Ct. 1980)
  • Manchester Airport Auth. v. Romano, 412 A.2d 1020, 120 N.H. 166 (S. Ct. 1980)
  • State v. Provencher, 407 A.2d 369, 119 N.H. 756 (S. Ct. 1979)
  • Auclair v. Allstate Ins. Co., 392 A.2d 1197, 118 N.H. 626 (S. Ct. 1978)
  • Manchester Hous. Auth. v. Zyla, 385 A.2d 225, 118 N.H. 268 (S. Ct. 1978)
  • Healey v. Healey, 376 A.2d 140, 117 N.H. 618 (S. Ct. 1977)
  • Russell v. Hixon, 369 A.2d 192, 117 N.H. 35 (S. Ct. 1977)
  • Soule v. Stuyvesant Ins. Co., 364 A.2d 883, 116 N.H. 595 (S. Ct. 1976)
  • State v. Handfield, 348 A.2d 352, 115 N.H. 628 (S. Ct. 1975)
  • Desrochers v. Desrochers, 347 A.2d 150, 115 N.H. 591 (S. Ct. 1975)
  • Bothwick v. LaBelle, 339 A.2d 29, 115 N.H. 279 (S. Ct. 1975)
  • Manchester Hous. Auth. v. Arms Textile Mfg. Co., 320 A.2d 640, 114 N.H. 346 (S. Ct. 1974)
  • Bartage, Inc. v. Manchester Hous. Auth., 318 A.2d 152, 114 N.H. 203 (S. Ct. 1974)
  • Piecuch v. City of Manchester, 314 A.2d 642, 114 N.H. 8 (S. Ct. 1974)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1973
  • United States Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1987
  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • New Hampshire Supreme Court Society (Member)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association , 1997 - 2000 (Member: Professional Conduct Committee)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 1978 - 1981 (Member: Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 1978 - 1980 (Chairman: Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee)
  • New Hampshire Supreme Court Committee on Character & Fitness , 2007 - 2017 (Member)
  • New Hampshire Supreme Court Committee on Character & Fitness , 2017 - Present (Chair)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association , 1999 - Present (Member)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers , 1992 - Present (Member)
  • Co-National Lead Counsel for Objectors in the Dalkon Shield Bankruptcy

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1971
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: Suffolk University Law Review, Editor, 1970 - 1971
  • Bishop Bradley High School, 1964
  • Providence College, 1968

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

282 River Road Manchester, NH 03105- 3360

Fax

  • 603-623-5390

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  • 2010 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 New England Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 New England Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Best Lawyers in America

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