About William Dow
Bill Dow is an associate attorney with Osborn Machler and a recent graduate of Seattle University School of Law. He is interested in and practices civil litigation, including motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, medical malpractice, general negligence, and consumer law cases. He previously worked as a licensed legal intern at Osborn Machler during his second and third years of law school.
Bill graduated from law school Magna Cum Laude (top 10%) and achieved six CALI awards over his three years in law school, which are given to the student who earns the top grade in a particular class. Of the awards, he received two in his Torts law classes, two in his Constitutional Law classes, and another in Medical Liability, covering medical negligence and health law. Bill received an Outstanding Service award from SU’s Pro Bono Pledge program for logging more than 250 hours of legal community service while in law school. He was an editor of the school’s Law Review, spent a semester as an extern to U.S. District Court Judge Ronald B. Leighton, and was nominated for the school’s Faculty Award.
Prior to joining Osborn Machler, Bill worked as an intern for the Northwest Consumer Law Center, a nonprofit firm in Seattle that represents low-to-middle income debtors in bankruptcies and homeowners in foreclosures. Bill also previously externed for former King County Superior Court Judge Carol Schapira in summer 2014. Immediately before joining Osborn Machler, Bill clerked for a small firm specializing in motor vehicle accident litigation, smoothing the learning curve for his current position.
Bill is also actively involved in Seattle city government and politics. Since first interning as a college sophomore at the Seattle City Council in 2011, Bill has managed two campaigns for Seattle City Council and was previously employed as a legislative aide to Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata. He now serves on the city’s Human Rights Commission, focusing on socioeconomic and homelessness policy.
Bill is an area native who grew up in Issaquah, Washington. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle where he received dual degrees in Economics (B.S.) and International Studies (B.A.) and was a leader in both the student government and newspaper.
In his down time, Bill enjoys running, playing ice hockey, watching the Seahawks, and hanging with his dog, Kam.