Craig Dowdy Joins Taylor English Duma and Taylor English Decisions

ATLANTA, November 30, 2018 – Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce that L. Craig Dowdy has joined as a partner in the Litigation practice group. Dowdy will also serve as Director of Utilities and Regulated Industries for Taylor English Decisions, the business consulting and government affairs subsidiary of the firm.

Dowdy has extensive corporate and law firm experience and a unique background in corporate litigation and a deep understanding of governance, regulatory affairs, economic development strategies, and public policy matters. As the former senior vice president of external affairs, corporate communications and marketing at Spire Inc., the fifth-largest publicly traded natural gas company in the U.S., Dowdy was part of the company’s executive council that provided strategic guidance, governance, and oversight to its affiliated companies including five natural gas utilities (Laclede Gas Company, Alabama Gas Corporation, Mobile Gas Service Corporation, and Willmut Gas and Oil Company), a natural gas marketing company, and an emerging technologies group.

Prior to joining Spire, Dowdy was a Partner with McKenna Long & Aldridge for over 20 years and gained experience representing utility, energy and telecommunications companies in complex matters before state and federal regulatory agencies and the courts. Additionally, he counseled clients in public policy matters including energy and telecommunications issues.

Representative of his work, Dowdy has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and as one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA. He has also been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine and has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Law and Politics.

Before practicing law, Dowdy was Manager of Business and Product Planning for Westinghouse Power Systems.

Dowdy has served in several esteemed leadership roles including several Director roles. He was appointed by Governor Sonny Purdue as a Board Member of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority State Board and he has served on the Boards of the Hawthorn Foundation, the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Business Council of Alabama, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgia Chamber Governmental Affairs Council.

Dowdy earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law.

Taylor English Duma LLP is a full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value, the firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys managing their practices remotely throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English represents all types of clients – from Fortune 500 companies to start ups to individuals. A 2018 recipient of Forbes Small Giants award, the firm is the Georgia law firm member of Geneva Group International (GGI), the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms. More information is available on the firm’s website at

Taylor English Decisions LLC is a purpose-built business consulting and government relations firm. On the business consulting side, the firm works with senior management to improve operating efficiencies. On the government affairs side, the firm assists its clients in understanding the complex and ever-changing nature of public policy. The firm’s goal is to better the relationships between businesses and governments on the federal, state and local levels.

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