L. Eric Dowell

L. Eric Dowell

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Recognized since 2010

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Mr. Dowell is a Shareholder in the Phoenix office, and represents employers in both the private and public sector in the areas of labor and employment litigation and counseling. He assists employers on a wide variety of employment law matters involving employment discrimination, accommodating disabilities and family leave, sexual harassment, executive employment agreements, wrongful termination, employee training, investigation and discipline issues, workplace torts, personnel policies and manuals, corporate downsizing, trade secret/anti-piracy, non-compete agreements and unfair competition litigation and arbitration. He also handles matters with the EEOC, ACRD and OSHA. Mr. Dowell also counsels employers on how to stay compliant with federal and state laws and avoid wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination lawsuits. Finally, Mr. Dowell represents public and private college and university clients ranging from large, proprietary universities and technical institutes to public and private brick and mortar institutions in discrimination and retaliation claims by faculty and students and matters related to satisfactory academic progress, breach of contract, False Claims Act and consumer fraud, student drug testing, and student grievances. Mr. Dowell has written multiple articles on employment and business law and frequently speaks and trains on these topics as well.Mr. Dowell has been singled out by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers as one of the top labor and employment law attorneys in the country for several years in a row. He was rated as one of the “Top Attorneys of Arizona” by Arizona Business Magazine and has been rated by peers as a “Southwest Super Lawyer” for several years.


  • Esplanade Center III, Suite 800
    2415 East Camelback Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85016


  • University of Kansas, BS, graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, The Missouri Bar
  • Arizona, State Bar of Arizona


  • American Bar Association - Member

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

252 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

93 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Management


  • Southwest Super Lawyer (2007-2013)

Other Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Apache Tribal Court

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