Downey Law Group LLC
Michael Downey is a legal ethics lawyer and founder of Downey Law Group LLC, a law firm devoted to legal ethics, law firm risk management, and the law of lawyering. Michael regularly represents lawyers, their clients, judges, and other professionals in high stakes and complex civil litigation and disciplinary proceedings. Michael also serves as outside general counsel to numerous law firms.
His past experience as a legal ethics and law firm risk management counsel includes:
Providing expert testimony and legal counsel on legal ethics, legal malpractice, and legal fee and billing issues
An experienced litigator, Michael has represented lawyers and other clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Prior to focusing his practice on professional ethics, he handled complex class action, employment, environmental, and product liability cases primarily for global consumer products, pharmaceutical and refining companies. Michael continues his involvement in such complex litigation matters, including serving as lead counsel, assisting in strategy preparation, and handling specific aspects of complex civil matters relating to legal ethics, sanctions, and privilege issues.
Michael has also served as an expert witness — testifying primarily on legal ethics, lawyer malpractice, and legal billing — in cases pending in Missouri, Kansas and the District of Columbia.