Practice Areas

Practice Areas

J. Downs Law represents both individuals and businesses in the separate practice areas identified below.

Knowledge & Experience
Is Everything


Legal Representation for Individuals

J. Downs Law represents individuals within a broad range of practice areas. Bringing the perspective earned from working hand in hand with in-house corporate clients, Jeff develops well-focused litigation plans for individual clients’ legal action. His years of experience on the “other side” will appropriately address and develop each legal complaint and ensure all the bases are covered throughout the litigation process.

Not only is Jeff adept during pre-litigation negotiation and on the courtroom floor, he recognizes the need for plain speaking so that his clients are always an active part of the litigation process. Jeff’s excellent communication skills simplify complex legal matters, while expressing business objectives to legal experts. His effective presentation and communication skills inspire confidence and credibility both inside and outside of the courts, and Jeff is able to responsibly manage resources, being respectful of the return on each client’s investments.

Legal Practice Areas


Breach of Contracts

Business Disputes

Civil Rights Litigation

Consumer Fraud

Consumer Rights Litigation

Defamation, Libel and Slander

Employment Discrimination

Legal Malpractice

LGBT Issues

Personal Injury

Premise Liability

Property Disputes

Real Estate Processes

Retaliation Claims

School and University Liability

Sexual Harassment Suits

Unsafe Products

Whistle Blower Protection

Wills and Estate Planning

Workplace Safety

Zoning Variance

Legal Representation for
Business Clients

J. Downs Law has vast experience working with business clients in both the pre-litigation and litigation phases. A business represents a major asset of each corporate client, and Jeff and his team are focused on the protection of each business. J. Downs Law combines proper business principles along with the applicable law to defend claims made by your employees, consumers, and/or competitors and to proactively address concerns within the law.

One goal of each business is to avoid litigation in the first place, and J. Downs Law assists corporate clients, both small business owners and large corporations, in developing compliance protocols to minimize the risk of litigation.

When a business has a claim made against it, the next important step is to seek to avoid trial and minimize the risks of litigation by addressing and attacking the legal theories and damages advanced by the plaintiff. While most cases resolve before trial, J. Downs Law has the practical experience to best present your defenses to a judge or jury in order to maximize your chances of a successful outcome.

Legal Practice Areas


Business Counseling

Business Defense

Business Ethics Lawsuits

Breach of Contract Matters

Commercial Litigation

Compliance Protocols

Contract Formation

Contract Lawsuits

Construction Litigation

Corporate Defamation

Corporate Mismanagement

Creditor Rights

Employment Discrimination

Employment Counseling

Employee Handbook Review and Consultation


Human Resources Compliance

Labor Issues

Loan Restructuring Representation

Non-Compete Litigation

Professional Negligence and Ethics

Real Estate Processes

Retaliation Claims

Shareholder Derivative Suits

Trade Libel Cases

Whistle Blowing Defense

Workplace Compliance

Large Firm Experience –
Small Town Values