Margaret M. “Peggy” O’Dowd has practiced in her own firm, the Law Offices of Margaret M. O’Dowd, since January 1, 2012. Ms. O’Dowd is a Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Her law practice also includes Conservatorships.
Ms. O’Dowd graduated from University of San Francisco School of Law. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Composition from San Francisco College for Women/Lone Mountain and a Master of Science Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Ms. O’Dowd previously worked as an associate attorney in the Law Offices of Julia P. Wald in San Rafael, CA for 7 years. Prior to that, Ms. O’Dowd worked for many years as a tax professional at a computer leasing subsidiary of General Electric Capital Corporation.
Ms. O’Dowd is a member of the California State Bar Association and the San Francisco Bar Association and the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Sections of both bar associations. Ms. O’Dowd received five annual awards from the San Francisco Bar Association for being an outstanding volunteer in the Volunteer Legal Services Program’s Homeless Advocacy Project. She also received several honorable mention awards for her volunteer work with the Marin County Bar Association. Ms. O’Dowd serves as Chair of the Finance Committee at St. Philip the Apostle Church in San Francisco. Ms. O’Dowd has given estate planning seminars for the University of San Francisco Development Office and in various parishes for the Archdiocese of San Francisco Development Office.