ABOUT Jeffrey J. Downey

As an experienced trial attorney Mr. Downey has litigated a variety of cases in both federal and state courts in New York, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He spent the first seven years of his legal career with the Federal Government and a Virginia insurance defense firm. He defended a wide variety of cases including personal injury cases, criminal matters, employment matters, medical malpractice cases, declaratory judgment actions, commercial cases and civil rights claims.


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Also, change the firm aggressively prosecutes cases to maximize recovery, to “The firms aggressive prosecution of cases has resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts for clients, as well as important case precedents helping Plaintiff’s pursue personal injury and malpractice cases. Insurance companies hire very experienced trial lawyers to defend their claims and you should do the same. Call out office now from a free, no obligation consultation.

Top-Ranked By Key Lawyer Raters AVVO 2024

Recipient of the 2023 AV Preeminent Attorney

Recipient of the 2021 AV Preeminent Rating®

2021 Top Attorney of Virginia and West VA

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Nursing home abuse author
National trial lawyers top 100
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Experience with a Track Record of Success

Selecting the right attorney could be the most important decision you make in your case, so choose wisely. As a trial attorney, Mr. Downey started out defending insurance companies in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Now, with over 30 years of experience Mr. Downey has handled complex antitrust case, catastrophic injury and medical cases, healthcare fraud and criminal matters. He is also an active consumer advocate and educator of other attorneys. Click here to review client testimonials and case results.

Lorazepam & Clorazepate antitrust litigation representing Blue Cross Blue Shield of…


Elderly man claimed he was sexually molested by his male nurse aid at a nursing home…


Nursing home resident who was the victim of neglect, fractures and other injuries…


One of the largest verdicts on record against an assisted living facility in Virginia…


Resident suffered from sores, malnutrition and dehydration which caused his death…

Our Services

Primary Areas of our Litigation Practice Includes


Including injury and wrongful death claims resulting from motor medical negligence, motor vehicle accidents and property…


We hold nursing home owners, operators and staff to the highest levels of professional responsibility. If your loved one…


Doctors, health care providers and hospitals are required to provide diagnosis, testing and treatment that meets the expected level…


Turn to us for efficient and effective representation if your business is involved in a commercial dispute or lawsuit…

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Our law firm is led by experienced attorney Jeffrey Downey. Mr. Downey is highly respected in the local and legal communities for his legal skill, client advocacy and ability to secure results. Clients also trust our representation due to Mr. Downey’s:

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Our law firm is led by experienced attorney Jeffrey Downey. Mr. Downey is highly respected in the local and legal communities for his legal skill, client advocacy and ability to secure results. Clients also trust our representation due to Mr. Downey’s:


Our law firm is led by experienced attorney Jeffrey Downey. Mr. Downey is highly respected in the local and legal communities for his legal skill, client advocacy and ability to secure results. Clients also trust our representation due to Mr. Downey’s:


Mr. Downey has obtained many significant settlements and verdicts over the course of his career as a plaintiffs’ attorney, including various multimillion-dollar and/or record-breaking verdicts.


Jeffrey Downey holds the prestigious AV Preeminent rating* from by Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction given to a select number of attorneys based on legal skill, knowledge and ethics. He has also been selected to the Best Lawyer’s List in the Washingtonian magazine for his work as a nursing home negligence attorney.


Due to his extensive knowledge in elder abuse advocacy and injury law, Mr. Downey is frequently asked to present at seminars regarding nursing home abuse. He has also published numerous articles as well as a book on the topic.


Mr. Downey’s work in elder advocacy goes well beyond his legal practice. He also teaches other lawyers in this area, volunteers for a number of elder protection nonprofits and has worked on legislation regarding these important issues. Additionally, clients of his have been asked to testify before Congress in order to educate lawmakers on issues in nursing home abuse and neglect.

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We invite you to learn more about our law firm and then contact us at 703-564-7318 to schedule a free initial consultation. The majority of our cases are based on a contingency fee agreement where we take no attorney’s fee unless we win. The initial consultation can be done over the phone.

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Transfer Trauma When Relocating Nursing Home Patients

By Jeffrey J. Downey Transfer trauma refers to the psychological stress and trauma associated with being uprooted from one facility or home and being placed in a new environment.  It is especially hard on demented … Read more →

The New Nursing Home Affiliated Entity Performance Data

By Jeffrey J. Downey, Attorney In 2022 the Biden Administration initiated a new program to increase the transparency of corporate chains operating nursing homes.  CMS has produced data on the performance of nursing homes within … Read more →

Henrico Health and Rehabilitation Center

Researching Nursing Homes through the Freedom of Information Act The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey has a proven track record of representing families and victims of negligence committed by assisted living facilities and nursing … Read more →


See what form clients have to say about our firm.

Attorney Downey assisted me with an insurance settlement case after the death of my husband that unfortunately involved a dispute among family members. He successfully obtained the maximum payout from the insurance companies and though he was my attorney, he treated all parties with the utmost care and respect. Jeff kept me informed of all correspondence related to my case. His knowledge of the law, his professionalism and most of all, his concern for all of us made a very difficult situation easier to endure. Thank you, Jeff – I am forever grateful for your services!

Fannie W.

I was involved in a negligence case against a large nursing home involving my mother. I was completely satisfied with the outcome and felt that we probably got about the best results that were available for the minimum risk that I was prepared to bear. Mr. Downey explained everything clearly upfront. He was always available to answer my questions or give me advice. He also gave me all the coaching I needed and was always courteous and friendly. I always felt my case was in good hands. I would certainly retain Mr. Downey again if the need arose.

Ira K.

Jeff Downey was an of inspiration of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed remote Not only was he able to safeguard us due to the wrongful death of our mother, his calm and compassionate character offered emotional assistance to my family. Mr. Downey provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to all details. My brothers and sister are eternally grateful for his service and I highly recommend Jeff Downey without reservation.

Yvonne O.