Donald W. Fowler

Donald W. Fowler

Hollingsworth LLP

Recognized since 2016

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Spinning circle Big letter B

Donald W. Fowler specializes in federal and state trials and appeals in the areas of environmental law, toxic torts, and pharmaceutical products liability. He represents major manufacturing concerns and site owners in trials and appeals of class actions and mass torts involving personal injury, property damage, and/or medical monitoring damage claims associated with alleged exposures to ionizing radiation and various chemical compounds, including herbicides, perfluorinated compounds, chlorinated solvents and benzene derivatives. He has also represented a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in the national defense of personal injury claims associated with oncological drugs, migraine treatments, and anti-cholesterols. He has successfully defended such cases whether filed individually, as part of a mass tort, or as a class action. Mr. Fowler’s environmental practice includes representation of major corporations in defense of both actual and anticipated litigation brought by federal and state natural resource trustees seeking recovery for damages to natural resources under federal and state law. He also represents companies in litigation and before the Environmental Protection Agency in matters arising under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Superfund, including private cost recovery actions. He frequently authors amicus curiae briefs on behalf of our toxics and pharmaceutical clients, and he lectures at private and public seminars on developments in these fields. Mr. Fowler is named in the 2020 Washington, DC edition of Super Lawyers, in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America, and in Who's Who Legal: Environment. He is also named as a "Distinguished Lawyer" by The Expert Network.


  • 1350 I Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20005


  • Cornell University, BA, graduated 1972

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1984
  • Maryland, 1975


  • American College of Environmental Lawyers - Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute - Member

Hollingsworth LLP
Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia

4 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental

Your browser is not fully compatible with our automatic printer friendly formatting.

Please use the print button to print this profile page.

Spinning circle Big letter B