Taylor B. Downs

Taylor B. Downs

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fairmont, WV

Manchin Injury Law Group PLLC
 | 1543 Fairmont Avenue, Suite 203
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-816-4097
Fax: 304-367-1867
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Taylor B. Downs is a partner at West Virginia's Manchin Injury Law Group PLLC. At the firm, located in Fairmont, Mr. Downs focuses his efforts on protecting the rights of victims of negligence living in Maron County and throughout West Virginia. He regularly represents the interests of victims and the families of fatally injured victims in actions related to the following:

• Motor vehicle accidents
• Medical malpractice
• Industrial accidents
• Premises and product liability
• Mining accidents
• Oil and gas accidents

Mr. Downs began his legal career in 2011 after earning his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law and his admission to The West Virginia State Bar. In addition to his approval to practice in all of West Virginia's state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.

Attorney Downs joined Manchin Injury Law Group PLLC soon after passing the bar exam. Over the past four years, he has already built a reputation as one of the region's leading young attorneys. He has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and The National Trial Lawyers has included him on its list of the nation's top attorneys under 40 for the past two years. In addition, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys lists him among the top 10 personal injury attorneys under 40 in West Virginia.

In addition to his busy practice, Mr. Downs is also an active member of the legal community. He is a member of the West Virginia Association for Justice, where he serves on the board of governors and chairs the New Lawyers Division.  Mr. Downs is also a member of the American Association for Justice where he serves on the board of governors. 

White Papers

  • White Paper is Support of HB3015: The Healthy and Safe Workplace Act (2010) - In Support of House Bill 3015 This bill creates a new cause of action to deter workplace bullying. This bill will make it an unlawful employment practice to subject an employee to an abusive work environment that exists when the defendant, acting with malice, subjects an employee to abusive conduct so severe that it causes tangible harm to the employee. 

  • About Taylor Downs

    Admitted: 2011, West Virginia

    Professional Webpage: http://www.manchininjurylaw.com/Attorneys/Taylor-B-Downs.sht...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Academic Excellence Award, West Virginia University College of Law, 2010
    • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014, 2015
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Committee Chair, New Lawyers Committee, West Virginia Association for Justice, 2013
    • Member, Board of Governors, West Virginia Association for Justice, 2012
    • Commissioner, West Virginia Elections Commission
    • Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, 2014 - Present
    • American Association for Justice
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 2012
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 2011
    • West Virginia, 2011
    • Member, West Virginia Association for Justice
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, West Virginia State Bar

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member of the Board, Augusta Development Corporation
    • Member of the Board, Marion County Rescue Squad
    • Member, the South Fairmont Rotary

    Educational Background:

    • Shepherd University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science, magna cum laude
    • Shepherd University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History, magna cum laude

    Industry Groups

    • American Association For Justice
    • West Virginia Association For Justice
    • West Virginia State Bar
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    Office Location for Taylor B. Downs

    1543 Fairmont Avenue
    Suite 203
    Fairmont, WV 26554

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    Last Updated: 11/11/2019

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