Edward Dowd
Of Counsel

Ned Dowd is a graduate of University of Dayton School of Law and has been employed with Surdyk, Dowd & Turner since 1986.  Mr. Dowd is a trial lawyer with significant experience in the defense of a variety of litigation matters, including police misconduct, zoning, insurance defense, construction defect litigation and premises liability.  He maintains a busy case load representing political subdivisions, individuals, businesses, and insurance companies and in a broad range of disputes in both state and federal court. Ned is General Counsel for the Miami Valley Risk Management Association, a joint self-insurance pool of political subdivisions formed under R.C Section 2744.081, providing legal advice on a broad spectrum of topics affecting both the Association and its member cities.

Areas of Experience

  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Police Misconduct
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Litigation

Court Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court,
    • Southern District of Ohio
    • Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • “AV” Rating – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2011-2020
  • Co-Chair 2014 and 2020 Campaign For Equal Justice


  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute