About Attorney Jeffrey Downey – Licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland And Virginia

Jeffrey Downey is a well-respected and established trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience. Throughout his career, Mr. Downey has handled a wide range of highly complex litigation matters. Representative cases include a large antitrust case against a pharmaceutical company, complex medical malpractice cases, numerous catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, civil rights cases and many federal False Claims Act cases. The depth of his experience informs his current practice, which focuses PRIMARILY on personal injury, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and healthcare fraud.

After practicing with a renowned corporate law firm for many years, Mr. Downey parted ways in 2007 to start his own practice without the bureaucracy of a big law firm. Today, his new practice combines the services and resources of a large firm but adds the individual attention that only a smaller practice can offer.

Mr. Downey has secured significant settlements and verdicts for many of his clients and established important legal precedents and rulings for injured victims of malpractice. Mr. Downey is an award winning lawyer, a legal presenter, legal educator, published author, and an advocate for elderly protection.

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.


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • AV Preeminent Attorney – Judicial Edition (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Top Attorney of Virginia and West Virginia (2021)
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1% (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)
  • Avvo Rate Top Lawyer (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Client Distinction Award

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