Bill Dowling Mediation


William Dowling focuses his practice on mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in state and federal courts. He has tried more than 100 cases to jury verdict.

Fast facts:

  • Recipient of 2018 Ohio State Bar Association John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award.
  • University of Akron School of Law, Practitioner-in-Residence 2015-2018, teaching courses in ADR (alternative dispute resolution), mediation, negotiation and trial practice.
  • Mediator for Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division.
  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Panels.
  • Past president of Akron Bar Association.
  • Ohio Super Lawyers™ recognition 2007-2018 in ADR as voted by his peers.
  • Frequent presenter in ADR and trial practice seminars.
  • Attended the Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, in 2008.
  • B.S. and M.A., The Ohio State University; J.D., Yale University.