Brian P. Downey

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Joyce Goldstein & Associates, A Legal Professional Association
 | 1111 Superior Avenue, Suite 720
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-865-1810
Fax: 216-417-7000
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Brian P. Downey is an attorney with Joyce Goldstein & Associates, A Legal Professional Association firm in Cleveland, Ohio. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 30 years of total legal experience, Mr. Downey focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond who stand accused or are under investigation for white collar crimes and other serious criminal offenses.

    Along with criminal defense, Mr. Downey also has extensive experience handling matters involving employment and labor law for employees, business litigation, civil litigation defense and professional liability defense. Over the course of his legal career, he has achieved a long record of securing favorable outcomes for his clients who are dealing with complex, pressing legal challenges that affect their lives and livelihood, their companies, their freedom and their future. 

    Mr. Downey has gained a reputation for his fierce advocacy and unwavering commitment to helping his clients obtain the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, and he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received perennial designation as one of the best lawyers in his region each year since 2013.

    A 1986 cum laude graduate of the University of Dayton, Mr. Downey attended Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1989. The Ohio State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. 

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Professional Liability: Defense
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, White Collar Crime, Professional Malpractice - Other

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021

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    About Brian Downey

    Admitted: 1989, Ohio

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    Office Location for Brian P. Downey

    1111 Superior Avenue
    Suite 720
    Cleveland, OH 44114

    Phone: 216-865-1810

    Fax: 216-417-7000

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