Evan grew up in Leeton in the Riverina region of NSW. His father Michael Dowd was a lawyer and then a Magistrate.
Evan graduated from the University of Sydney and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1999. During the past 22 years he has worked with a major litigation firm in Sydney, then travelled and worked in the United Kingdom for four years, before coming to settle and practice in Bathurst in 2004.
He is married to Louisa and they have four children. His interests include his family, his farm and sport.
Since being Bathurst based, Evan served as President of the Central West Law Society for two years from 2012 to 2014. He is on the Board of Directors for Glenray Industries in Bathurst. Glenray Industries is a not for profit organisation, which supports people with disabilities through employment, lifestyle and learning services, accommodation and respite support.
Evan also volunteers his time assisting local high school students with their legal studies and has a strong sense of social justice.
Evan is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal law. He completed the Evidence and Ethics Bar Examinations and has specialist knowledge of the Criminal law, coupled with superior advocacy skills. He has worked in the capacity of both Prosecuting and Defending lawyer.
Evan’s practice in law has been broad. He is an outstanding lawyer and his knowledge and experience render him eminently qualified to advise upon Property & Conveyancing, Criminal, Civil litigation, Family law and Wills & Estate matters.