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Dowd Scheffel PLLC was founded by Matthew J. Dowd and Robert J. Scheffel based on a relationship forged while working together at a large AmLaw 100 firm.  With over 35 years of combined legal experience, Mr. Dowd and Mr. Scheffel provide the sophisticated, quality legal representation offered at larger law firms but with the flexibility and efficiencies of a skilled boutique.   


The Firm’s ethos manifests itself in a commitment to excellence.  Both Mr. Dowd and Mr. Scheffel worked for federal appellate judges as judicial clerks.  Matt clerked for Chief Judge Paul R. Michel (ret.) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Robert clerked for Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa (ret.) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Working at the Federal Circuit enabled them to understand how judges think, how cases are won and lost, and what strategies are effective in achieving their clients’ goals. 


The Firm’s agile and efficient approach represents the future of legal services.  Today, clients neither need nor want to pay expensive large law firm rates stemming from high overhead costs. Technology and experience enable Dowd Scheffel to counsel clients with the highest quality legal advice but without unnecessary fees and expenses.  And where necessary, the Firm has the experience and resources to vigorously protect its clients’ interests in virtually any jurisdiction in the country.

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