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Attorney Jeffrey Downey is an established, well-respected trial attorney with more than 25 years of experience. Throughout his career, Mr. Downey has handled a wide range of highly complex litigation matters. Representative cases include a large antitrust case against a pharmaceutical company, complex medical malpractice cases, numerous catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, civil rights cases and many federal False Claims Act cases. The breadth of his experience informs his current practice, which focuses on personal injury, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice and health care fraud whistleblower.

After practicing with a renowned corporate law firm for many years, Mr. Downey parted ways in 2007 to start his own practice without the bureaucracy of a big law firm. Today, his new practice combines the services and resources of a large firm but adds the individual attention that only a smaller practice can offer.

Mr. Downey has secured significant settlements and verdicts for many of his clients and established important legal precedents and rulings for injured victims of malpractice. An award-winning lawyer, Mr. Downey is also a legal presenter, legal educator, published author and an advocate for the elderly and elder protection.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 25%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Elena Skiouris

    I endorse Jeff Downey due to his extensive experience and track record in advocating for people injured by negligence, and abuse. Jeff fights the necessary legal battles on behalf of his clients!


    Elena Skiouris Government Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brandt G Cordelli

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jeff for almost ten years now and know he is a top notch litigator who gets good results for his clients, whether it is personal injury or qui tam litigation.


    Brandt Cordelli Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, PC

8270 Greensboro Drive
Suite 810
McLean, VA, 22102

Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey

8270 Greensboro Drive
Suite 810
McLean, VA, 22102



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.Board Member2015 - Present
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.MemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
West Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownAssisted Living Litigation: Considerations in Pursuing Relief for Those Neglected and Abused2007
UnknownFederal Study Finds Nursing Home Enforcement Inadequate2006
UnknownHow to Pick a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility2002
UnknownIncreased Safety in Assisted LivingN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia CLEAssisted Living Facilities - What You Need to Know2007
Virginia CLEAssisted Living Facilities - What You Need to Know2007
Legal Education ProgramIntroduction to Nursing Home Litigation2003