About Patrick Dowdall


Raised in Anaconda, Montana, the Patrick Dowdall is a graduate of Notre Dame, Harvard Graduate School and Harvard Law School. He has been a practicing attorney in major law firms in New York, Chicago and Boston and an entrepreneurial businessman and has written and spoken extensively on legal and business matters.  He also has served on the boards of non-profits and an industry-wide professional and trade association. For the past 31 years, he has lived with his wife in Wellesley, Massachusetts where they raised three sons, all Notre Dame graduates. Since the age of six, he has played basketball—ranging from high school competition to senior games and pick-up in a variety of formats, including a group he founded 25 years ago, Over the Hill. Hittin’ the Jumper: A 60-Year Affair with Basketball  chronicles his life with the game, the friends he has met and the lost worlds where the game was played.


Patrick Dowdall’s Books

Hittin’ the Jumper

  Hittin’ the Jumper is a nostalgic tale of the key role that the game of basketball has played in the life of an ordinary player—from the alley hoops and playgrounds of his boyhood hometowns in Montana to the hallowed halls of Notre Dame and Harvard, white-shoe law firms, and a variety of urban and… [Read More]

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