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Dale Dowden

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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6449
F: 813.223.9620

Dale Dowden is an associate attorney in the Corporate and Transactional practice group. His practice focuses on general corporate counseling, business and real estate transactions, corporate governance matters, commercial lending, and mergers & acquisitions. Dale advises clients across a broad range of industries, including private equity, health care, startups & emerging businesses, and the practice of veterinary medicine, with a specific focus on assisting clients resolve nationwide regulatory issues related to the veterinary profession, as well as advising veterinarians through issues arising during practice acquisition and operation. Dale also advises clients on intellectual property matters relating to the registration, use, and maintenance of trademarks, as well as the enforcement of trademark rights.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Tampa Connection, Class of 2024

Florida Bar

  • Young Lawyers Division

University of Florida Levin College of Law

  • Executive Research Editor, Florida Law Review
  • University of Florida Elections Commission
  • Teaching Assistant, Appellate Advocacy and Legal Writing
  • Research Assistant, Employment Law
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)


  • There’s No Place like Homestead: An Expansive Interpretation of the Fourth Amendment and Its Impact on the Open Fields Doctrine, 29.1 U. FLA. J.L. & PUB. POL’Y

Honors & Recognitions

Included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Corporate Law, 2024

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2023, 2024)

Listed as an “Attorney of the Year” in the Tampa Style Magazine's 2021 Edition

Accomplished Research Award, Florida Law Review

Book Awards: Trial Practice, Law Review


Mr. Dowden was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2018
  • University of Florida, B.S. Journalism, 2015

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