Kieran P. Dowdy - Associate

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Baltimore, Maryland
410-497-8433 (Local)
877-736-1845 (Toll free)
410-543-5398 (Local)

My job is to give you a full picture of all of your options, and the risks and benefits to each of them.  That means not just considering the law, but all of the other information you need to ensure that your goals are met.


Kieran Dowdy is an associate at SBW Law, joining the firm in early 2017.  Kieran represents police unions and police officers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters, both at the negotiating table and in litigation.  He specializes in collective bargaining, employee grievances, pension litigation, administrative hearings and appeals, and employee disciplinary actions.  He represents employees in almost 1,000 employee interrogations annually and has presented oral argument before the Circuit Court and Court of Special Appeals in Maryland.  He has also successfully negotiated numerous collective bargaining contracts, providing union members with substantial and significant economic gains and job protections for years to come.


Clients appreciate Kieran’s ability to provide clear, concise, and quick answers to complex legal and technical questions.  He believes that clients do best when someone takes the time to give them clear, helpful information.


Kieran received his law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, magna cum laude.  While there, he was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, and was recognized for his skills in litigation, advocacy, and mediation.   Prior to becoming an attorney, Kieran worked for over eight years in Maryland State Government, serving as an advisor during two administrations on public safety and human services issues, including working as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland in 2009.


Kieran is active in his community association in Baltimore, serving as President of the Association from 2017-2018, and as a member of the Board.

Areas of Practice

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Employment Disciplinary Matters
  • Employee Grievances
  • Civil Litigation
  • Pensions
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Peace and Protective Orders
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2016
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: William P. Cunningham Award
    • Honors: Law Litigation and Advocacy Award
  • St. John's College , Annapolis, Maryland
    • B.A. - May, 2009