Jeffrey Dowd was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996 and has experience at all phases of a business (planning, start-up, operation, sale), with all industries (service, retail, manufacturing, wholesale), handling all types of issues (contract, employment, licensing, leasing, franchising, regulations). Jeff is passionate about business and volunteers his time as a certified SCORE mentor with the SCORE Tampa chapter.
Jeff went to college to be an entrepreneur and ended up working in a law firm at the age of 19 to help pay for college. He graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo with a B.S. in Business Studies, but his time working at the law firm inspired him to go to law school. Jeff graduated from The University of Akron School of Law in 1996. While in law school he focused on business, corporate and tax law, while working at a law firm writing appellate briefs on workers compensation claims.
Jeff met his wife while in law school and they were married in August 1996. Jeff and his wife Debi, who is a Hillsborough County elementary school teacher, moved to Valrico in 1999.