Practice Areas

Business is full of tough choices. Dowling Aaron Incorporated can help you make the right ones. Our team of attorneys has in-depth knowledge and experience in a broad array of practice areas.


The Central San Joaquin Valley is the largest food producing region in the world. Since its inception in 1976, Dowling Aaron Incorporated has developed a unique expertise in the areas of agribusiness and agricultural litigation representing farmers, growers, packers, shippers, dairies, wineries, cooperatives, investors, lenders, processors, insurance providers and others involved in the food production industry. With offices located in Fresno, Visalia and Bakersfield, Dowling Aaron Incorporated is uniquely positioned to serve the entire agricultural community throughout the Valley.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Dowling Aaron Incorporated established the first Alternative Dispute Resolution department in the five county region. We use a less adversarial approach in order to quickly pinpoint the legal issues and offer a forum for resolution.

Appeals & Writs

The appellate team helps clients attack and defend significant rulings in advance of trial, frame important legal issues, prepare post-trial strategies and assist in negotiations and case settlement.

Business & Tort Litigation

Our Business Litigation Practice Group is the leading provider of litigation services to the local business community, with experience in virtually every area of practice.

Business Transactions & Entity Formation

The Business Transaction Practice Group assists clients throughout all phases of a business’ life from contracts, acquisitions, mergers, insurance, securities and health care and hospital law.

Construction Law and Litigation

The Construction Litigation Practice Group is recognized for its expertise in Professional Liability Defense. Many of its attorneys include dually-licensed professionals and authors of professional liability publications.

Creditor's Rights and Insolvency

Dowling Aaron Incorporated’s Creditors Rights Practice Group assists clients in ensuring their rights to payment in state and federal civil courts and in bankruptcy courts.

Employment Law

Dowling Aaron Incorporated’s Employment Law Group takes an aggressive yet practical approach in providing representation in employment and labor relations matters in all courts and before various administrative agencies.

Energy, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

California’s central valley is home to a thriving oil and gas economy, and has become a center for active solar and wind energy production. Dowling Aaron, Incorporated provides a broad range of services for many of these energy, oil and gas companies, in and outside the central valley.

Environmental Law

Because it is constantly evolving, the practice of Environmental Law requires a unique understanding and knowledge base to ensure complex processes and compliance issues are precisely followed.

Estate Planning, Trust Administration & Probate

Attorneys at Dowling Aaron Incorporated assist clients in all areas of individual estate planning and family business succession planning.

Funeral & Cemetery Law

Serving the Funeral and Cemetery industry for over 20 years throughout California with respect to all facets of the industry, including regulatory guidance, preneed guidance, business sales and the review and preparation of documentation used in such business.

Health Care

As the practice of health care continuously evolves with new laws, regulations, technologies, practices and breakthroughs, health care law continues to shift.

Intellectual Property

At Dowling Aaron Incorporated, we understand intellectual property is an important asset that needs to be diligently protected from unauthorized use.

Internet & E-Commerce

Dowling Aaron Incorporated’s Internet and E-Commerce Practice Group regularly works with clients doing business online.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Dowling Aaron Incorporated provides sophisticated business and legal counsel regarding mergers, acquisitions, business reorganizations and other significant corporate transactions for clients of all sizes and in a variety of industries.

Nonprofit Law

Dowling Aaron Incorporated’s Nonprofit Law Group provides clients with the broad expertise they need in today’s complex and heavily-regulated nonprofit environment.

Private Equity & Securities

The Private Equity Practice Group of Dowling Aaron Incorporated provides clients with a broad range of transactional expertise in combination with experience in private capital and fund-raising activities.

Professional Malpractice Defense

When professionals, including architects, attorneys, engineers, physicians, accountants, and others, encounter malpractice claims or actions, Dowling Aaron Incorporated’s attorneys have the skills and experience needed in handling such matters, whether they be before administrative law venues, or federal or state courts.

Public Agency

The Public Agency Group provides a full range of public agency and municipal law services, with extensive experience in litigation, transactional and advisory services.

Real Estate & Land Use

Dowling Aaron Incorporated’s Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group represents a wide range of clients, including industrial, commercial, title/escrow companies, agricultural, financial institutions and residential clients.

Tax Law

At Dowling Aaron Incorporated, the Tax Practice Group closely engages in sophisticated tax planning and assists with tax compliance in an efficient, proactive manner.

Trust & Estate Litigation

Litigation over trusts and estates is often stressful and traumatic to everyone involved and affects clients in ways not often seen in other disputes.