Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of Dowd Bennett, and have been embraced as priorities since our founding. We strive to recruit the best attorneys and staff members from varying backgrounds, and believe diverse viewpoints provide the broad perspectives needed to effectively collaborate with our clients and devise the strategies that lead to wins at trial.

We have a culture that provides all of our attorneys and staff members with the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the firm’s success through serving in key roles in client relationships and on high-stakes representations. The diversity of Dowd Bennett’s client teams is a strength that adds value for clients.

We also provide market-leading benefits such as a four-month paid parental leave policy that applies equally to male and female lawyers and staff.

“A lot of organizations talk about diversity but don’t follow through. We make it happen.”
– EDWARD DOWD JR., Founding Partner

Dowd Bennett’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts reach beyond our walls and into the St. Louis community through our significant participation and financial support of local bar organizations’ diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, our support of diversity scholarships at Missouri law schools, and supporting local organizations dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion such as the St. Louis Urban League.

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Dowd Bennett is a litigation firm with extensive courtroom experience. Led by trial-seasoned lawyers, including former federal prosecutors and judicial law clerks, our team shares tenacity, a passion for seeing cases through trial and a complete commitment to client service.