Practice Areas

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

Knowledge & Experience Is Everything

Knowledge & Experience Is Everything

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

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

Large Firm Experience – Small Town Values

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