• Personal Injury
    The fact that mishaps are fairly commonplace does not detract from the pain and confusion that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one…
  • Wrongful Death
    When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another, including murder, the surviving members of the victim's family may sue for "wrongful death."…
  • Estate & Tax Planning
    Everyone needs an estate plan as estate plans address so much more than simply the distribution of one's assets. An estate plan addresses not only the transfer…
  • Probate & Trust
    Probate is the legal process in which a decedent's assets are distributed under court supervision. If the decedent had a valid Will, the assets are distribute…

founded in 1958, we have helped thousands of clients with their legal matters

NORMAN DOWLER LLP, ATTORNEYS AT LAW: when you face a legal crisis, having the right team to represent you is crucial. Experience, integrity, and a focus on personal attention. Norman Dowler delivers on all counts. Since 1958, we have helped thousands of clients with their legal matters, providing legal representation tailored to Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties.

We pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of our clients. We work hard to deliver the results you want - always. Our attorneys are dedicated professionals, armed with the tools, knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best legal counsel. We are proud of our reputation among the preeminent firms in Ventura County, California.

Our primary areas of practice include business formation, transaction and litigation; sexual harassment; employment law; real estate law; civil litigation; personal injury and wrongful death; estate planning, probate and trust law; divorce and family law; commercial law; construction and surety law; taxation; alternative dispute resolutions; and all phases of trial and appellate procedures at all levels of state and federal courts.

If you need representation - you are in the right place - NORMAN DOWLER LLP.


Recent case results from Norman Dowler LLP. Represented plaintiffs in a $966,000.00 arbitration win, proving that the defendant failed to disclose a prior landslide when selling residential real estate to our clients. This decision included $250,000.00


The Importance of Health Care Directives
How to avoid becoming the next Terri Schiavo. Do you remember Terri Schiavo? Her heart stopped at age 25 and she never regained consciousness. Her husband insisted she would not want to be kept


What if you could keep your divorce out of the courtroom, save time and money, and obtain a more satisfying result? You can, through divorce mediation. Mediation is a voluntary process in which you and your spouse meet with…


Have there been changes in your circumstances since your last child support order? If so, child support may need to be adjusted. In California, child support is based on a variety of factors including each parent's income, the percentage of…


Don't Put Off Preparing Your Estate Plan It is something most Americans avoid and more often than not, never get around to preparing an estate plan. The excuses range from Estate planning is too confusing to I don't have anything…