Alvin C. "Chuck" Dowden Jr.

Alvin C. "Chuck" Dowden Jr.

Managing Partner
Leesville, Louisiana

Alvin C. "Chuck" Dowden, Jr. is the senior partner at Dowden & Smith, L.L.C. Chuck has been practicing law in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, since 1986. He has been very involved in the Vernon Parish community, with active participation in both the Louisiana Lions Camp and the Vernon Parish School Board, where he served as an elected member. He is currently the city attorney and prosecutor for the city of Leesville, and was formerly an assistant district attorney. Chuck takes a firm approach in practicing law, and has a reputation for taking on tough, complicated cases and seeing them through.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Real Estate, Title Insurance, Closings
  • 5% Successions, Wills, and Estates
  • 5% Family Law
  • 2% Criminal Defense
  • 5% Municipal Law
  • 3% Business Organizations
  • 10% Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1985


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe
    • B.S. - 1982
    • Major: Business Administration

Representative Clients

  • Pat Williams Construction Company - Construction
  • American Moving & Storage, Inc. - Transportation


  • Ken Hughes - Merchant & Farmers Bank
  • Lee McCann - Sabine State Bank

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Vernon Parish Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Vernon Parish, Assistant District Attorney
  • City of Leesville, City Prosecutor, 2014 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vernon Parish School Board, Member/Chairman of Finance Committee, 1989 - 2011
  • Vernon Parish School Board, President, 1998 - Present


  • Kappa Alpha