Joseph C. Dowding

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Joseph C. Dowding Attorney, Lincoln


Joe Dowding grew up watching his father, Vince Dowding, achieve great success fighting for justice for his clients.   Joe decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. After working for a trial lawyer in law school and for several years thereafter, Joe decided to join his father and his brother and formed this law firm.  Joe opened the Lincoln branch of this firm in 1993 and has dedicated himself to fighting for those who have been injured and deserve compensation.  He has litigated thousands of cases, taking hundreds of cases to trial.  He has the experience and passion to fight for the justice his clients deserve.


  • Nebraska Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Science, 1987
    • 4 Year Letterman, Football
    • 2 Time All-Conference Honors, Football
    • Dean’s List
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990

Legal and Community Service

  • Judicial Nominating Commission Attorney Member – Supreme Court 1st District
  • President, Kid’s Chance of Nebraska 2019
  • Chairman, Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Board of Directors, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Lincoln Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Alternate Member, Judicial Nominating Commission for Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court
  • Argued cases before the Nebraska Supreme Court, creating new law for injured workers, including Vega v. IBP,
  • 264 Neb. 282, 646 N.W.2d 643

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys Seminar “What is the Standard for Modification in a Workers’ Compensation Case?  Who can Do it and When?” (December 2017)
  • Co-Chairman, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys “Workers Compensation for the General Practitioner” (March 1997)
  • Speaker, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys “Procedural Puzzles in Workers’ Compensation”  (July 1996)
  • Speaker, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys “Workers Compensation and the ADA/FMLA Surprising Management Issues”  (November 1996)
  • Speaker, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys “Maximizing Recovery in Third-Party Cases” (Fall 2013)

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