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William Dowling, Mediator, Akron, Ohio.

William Dowling

Dowling Mediation
2072 N. Revere Rd.
Akron, OH 44333
Tel: (330)607-5144
Fax: (330) 252-5502
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Recognized to Ohio Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced: 2012
  • Total Mediations (as of Nov 2021): 300
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Nov 2021): 20
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Bill Dowling was a litigator and trial lawyer for 35 years, trying over 100 cases to jury verdict.  For several years, he was an Ohio Super Lawyer as a litigator.  Now, he limits his practice to alternative dispute resolution and is an Ohio Super Lawyer in ADR.  From 2015-2018, he was a full-time faculty member at the University of Akron School of Law, where he taught courses in ADR, mediation, negotiation and civil procedure.  He mediates cases for the Summit County Probate Court and the American Arbitration Association.  He is on the mediation panel for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Bill has mediated hundreds of disputes for courts, businesses, individuals, political subdivisions, colleges and universities, and others.  He believes that each dispute is unique and that the mediation process must be tailored to the needs of the parties.  He prefers to work with the parties prior to the mediation conference in order to determine the best way to proceed.

Case Experience

  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wrongful Death


  • Yale University (J.D., 1980)
  • The Ohio State University (M.Ed., 1977)
  • The Ohio State University (B.A., Education, summa cum laude, 1974)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Ohio Bar (1980)
  • Admitted to practice in various Federal courts
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member and Past President: Akron Bar Association, President 2006-2007
  • Member: Board of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation 
  • Past Member: American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Past Member: Board of the Akron Symphony
  • Past Member: Board of Interfaith Hospitality Network for Summit County 
  • Past Member: Board of Western Reserve Legal Services, President 1990 – 1993 
  • Past Member, Board of Summit County Children Services Past Board
  • Past Member, Board of Western Reserve Girl Scout Council
  • Co-chair: Justice for All Campaign for Community Legal Aid Services
  • United Way Account Executive
  • United Way Torch Club
  • John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award from Ohio State Bar Association, 2018
  • Liberty Bell Award for community service from Akron Bar Association
  • Proclamation for Outstanding Community Service from Ohio Senate
  • Recognized as Outstanding Community Volunteer, Summit County United Way
  • Past Moderator: Bath United Church of Christ

Rates Information

$300 per hour.

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