Yvette McDowell

From City Prosecutor to Cannabis Law Consultant

Yvette McDowell

Yvette McDowell is an experienced lawyer with 30 years of municipal government experience.

As a former firefighter-paramedic and a retired Emmy Award Winning Assistant City Prosecutor, she brings to the table years of hands on experience. She has a deep respect and value for fair justice and believes that equity is where justice begins and ends. Described by colleagues as relentless, determined and a force to be reckoned with, she balances her tenacious spirit with compassion and empathy.

Yvette is making waves consulting for city and county governments and helping to shape regulation as it pertains to cannabis law.

Her ultimate focus is education and communication. To accomplish this she will work side by side with city and county municipal governments to educate and foster economic growth, as well as bridge the communication gap between local government and the community regarding the cannabis industry.

Yvette is not your typical lawyer. Her dedication to justice and equity is unmatched in her efforts to aid in developing fair regulation that benefits every aspect of the community from economic growth to compassionate treatment of those in need.

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Boards & Associations

Yvette McDowell is a CCIA Board of Director

National Cannabis Attorney Association •National Cannabis Industry Association • California Cannabis Industry Association •California District Attorneys Association • Law Enforcement Action Partnership • California Peace Officers Association • Women Leaders in Law Enforcement • California Public Employee Labor Relations Association • Minority Cannabis Business Association



I unwaveringly recommend Yvette to any and all HR professionals who want only the best for their employees!

When Yvette found out several of us (including the HR Director!) had not yet availed ourselves of the will preparation service which comes with our benefit, she scheduled a brown bag lunch workshop and walked us through the process to get this taken care of. She helps us take care of ourselves and our loved ones.

- Denise Fernald

Director of Human Resources at Westside Regional Center