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Eric Dowdle

Eric K. Dowdle Attorney At Law
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Eric Dowdle
Eric K. Dowdle Attorney At Law


Freedom Sr. High School – 1985 (Bethlehem, PA)

Dickinson College – 1989 (Carlisle, PA)

Phi Beta Kappa

Magna Cum Laude

Departmental Honors – East Asian Studies / Japanese

Nanzan University (Nagoya, Japan) – Semester Abroad

Widener University School of Law – 1992 (Harrisburg, PA)

Cum Laude

Distinguished Service Award

American Jurisprudence Awards – Professional Responsibility / Business Planning


Private Practice (Bethlehem, PA) – 2002 – Present

Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office (Allentown, PA) – 2000 – November 2002 – Senior Deputy District Attorney – supervised the Lehigh County Auto Theft/Insurance Fraud Task Force. Duties included the initiation, management, and prosecution of auto theft and insurance fraud cases. In addition to the duties with the Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force, other duties included the prosecution of other crimes ranging from drug offenses to “murder-for-hire” cases, and finally to homicide cases.

Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos (Bethlehem, PA) – 1999 – Employed as an Associate in this large Baltimore, MD-based firm. The primary focus of the firm was asbestos litigation on behalf of laborers and skilled workers from various labor unions exposed to asbestos prior to 1974. Litigation in Northampton County centered on individuals exposed primarily at Bethlehem Steel. Duties included the preparation of suits in complex civil litigations.

Northampton County District Attorney’s Office (Easton, PA) – 1995-1999 – Assistant District Attorney – Supervisor, Northampton County Drug Task Force. Responsibilities included trial and appellate prosecution of a broad variety of criminal cases ranging from Homicide to Driving Under the Influence.

City of Bethlehem Solicitor’s Office (Bethlehem, PA) – 1994-1995 – Employed as an Assistant City Solicitor. Duties included contract review, litigation assistance. Created and supervised the “Crack House Task Force” – multi-departmental group designed to identify dangerous properties in the city and target them for either rehabilitation or demolition.

Self-Employed (Bethlehem, PA) – 1993 – Self employed as a legal research assistant and title searcher.

Moore, Ching, Civille, Dooley, & Sgro (Agana, Guam) – 1992 – Employed as a law clerk for this large international law firm in Agana, Guam. Areas of work included international real estate, Federal criminal defense, and insurance defense.

Bar Admissions:

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Eastern District of Pennsylvania – Federal

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals – Federal

Other Information:

Over the past several years I have been actively involved as a lecturer at various local colleges including Moravian college, Cedar Crest College, PSU – Lehigh Valley, and LCCC, on subjects ranging from Criminal Constitutional Law to Criminal Profiling. In addition, I created and taught a seminar for members of the Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority on undercover surveillance techniques and investigation of auto theft.

Personal Interests: To quote the boys in Metallica – “Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire…quench my thirst with gasoline…” I am fascinated by virtually anything with an engine and wheels – The current stable includes a 68 GTO (a frame-off restification started 5 years ago), a 68 GMC pick-up truck, a 91 Ford Mustang GT, and a 2002 Triumph Speed Triple – which I don’t have time to ride. Other interested include collecting antique gas station memorabilia, old home restoration, antique restoration, combat hand gunning, and black powder shooting. Musical interests range from Hard Core Rap to Metal and from Country to Swing.


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