The Significance of Simplicity. We’re small and agile. We can’t do everything, and we like it that way. But, what we do, we do very well. If we can’t address your issue, we’ll introduce one of our highly qualified colleagues who can. Unlike large firms, we’ll take the time to help you find the right fit so you get the right answer. Being small also lets us adapt to new technology faster than larger firms.

We focus our practice in three distinct areas: Proposition 65 Defense, Business Representation, and Insurance Coverage.

Proposition 65 Defense

As one of the only firms to have two former Proposition 65 plaintiffs lawyers who defend companies against Proposition 65 actions, Dowell LLP brings a unique perspective to its counseling of clients. Our lawyers use their knowledge of representing plaintiffs to ensure that we do not create unnecessary legal fees that can result in increased monetary demands for our clients.

In addition to representing clients who have received notices or are in active litigation, Dowell LLP provides Prop 65 Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act compliance counseling, helping clients avoid notices in the first place.  We consult with outside scientists and utilize creative strategies to achieve compliance before your product hits the market.

Business Representation

Dowell LLP counsels individuals, corporations, partnerships and LLCs on shareholder/member matters ranging from formation, governance, breach of duties and dissolution. It has represented shareholders in management disputes, as well as companies and majority groups against shareholders alleging breaches of minority rights. Because many of our clients are privately held businesses without in-house legal departments, we often serve in that role and work with other exceptional firms to ensure that all of our client’s needs are met.

Insurance Coverage

Dowell LLP represents policyholders in disputes with their commercial and property insurance carriers. It has successfully represented individuals in disputes arising for failure to pay benefits following a fire loss, as well as companies who were denied defense and indemnity from their commercial general liability (CGL) carriers.

Proposition 65 Defense

  • Compliance Solutions
  • Settlement Negotiations
  • Client Representation
  • Expert Resources


  • Entity Formation
  • Creation of Operating Agreements
  • Small Business Planning
  • Negotiating Contracts
  • Negotiating Licensing Agreements
  • Shareholder Buyouts
  • Asset Purchase and Sales
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Financing Agreements
  • Joint Ventures

Insurance Coverage

  • Policyholder Representation

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Development
  • Leases
  • Financing Agreements