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Michael Downey

Michael Downey

Michael Downey is a legal ethics lawyer at and founding member of Downey Law Group LLC, a law firm devoted to legal ethics and the law of lawyering. At the firm, Michael focuses his law practice on advising lawyers on legal ethics and risk management and represents lawyers and clients in legal malpractice, lawyer discipline, and similar matters. An adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law, he has taught legal ethics for 10 years and law firm practice for 5 years. Downey is the immediate past chair of the ABA Law Practice Division. Additionally, he authored the book “Introduction to Law Firm Practice” and has published 100 articles and presented 350 times on professional ethics.

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Guest Appearances
May 25, 2016

Top Tips for Attorneys from the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW Board

As attorneys graduate and head into the legal marketplace, or leave a law firm to start a solo practice, it can be hard to know where to find resources with tips on...

March 5, 2015

How Michael Downey Started His Solo Practice

Many lawyers are considering the option of becoming a solo practitioner. But even with all of the blogs, articles, and advice from colleagues and friends about certain aspects of running a solo...

February 18, 2015

ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: Marketing Ethics Online with Michael Downey

The Law Practice Division (LPD) Legal Marketing Interest Group Chair Jason Marsh interviews immediate past chair of the LPD Chair Michael Downey at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Downey discusses what lawyers...