|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Order of the Coif||University of Tennesse||1999|
|Award for Academic Excellence--Constitutional Law||University of Tennessee||1998|
|Award for Academic Excellence--Business Torts||University of Tennessee||1998|
|Award for Academic Excellence--Trial Practice||University of Tennessee||1997|
|Award for Academic Excellence--Torts||University of Tennessee||1997|
|Award for Academic Excellence-Contracts||University of Tennessee||1997|
|Senior Partner||Downton Clark, PLLC||2016 - Present|
|Sole Proprietor||The Law Office of Mark J. Downton||2006 - 2016|
|Senior Associate||Watkins McNeilly, PLLC||2001 - 2006|
|Associate Attorney||Bullock, Fly & Hornsby||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Davidson County Democratic Executive Committee||District 4 Committeeman||2016 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|United States ex. rel. Cederoth v. CRC Healthcare||Successful settlement|
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|University of Tennessee||Law||law||1999|
|Xavier University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Hume Fogg Academic 30 Year Celebration||Hume Fogg Then and Now||2014|
Posted by Dee
Mark Downton went above and beyond on our case. He took the time to talk to us put together all the details, and build a strong case. He was honest in telling us what to expect and how the legal system works, and did not sugar coat anything or promise something that he could not do. He has compassion for people and it shows in his work, the myth that lawyers don't have a heart is so not true with Mark Downton. We did win our case and have visitation with our grandson's and we owe that to Mark. Without him I feel we would of lost contact with our grandsons. Our life is brighter because of him. I will recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone needing a lawyer !!
Posted by Anthony Davis
Mark Downton may be the smartest person I've ever met and he's the best lawyer in the country if you ask me. Not only is he a good soul he genuinly cares for his client as if they were his kin. He's not your typical lawyer, he doesn't see you as a bunch of dollar signs, he sees you as someone who needs his help. He's the underdog who always comes out on top. Why? Because he can out lawyer any hot shot lawyer he goes against...seriously! This guy is the geniune article. Choosing any other attorney would be a mistake.
If you're lucky enough to him you should thank your lucky lucky stars....Think of him as the short Perry Mason or Matlock...only much better and actualy real.
I would choose Mark Downton over any other lawyer in Nashville without hesitation.
William Kimberly, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an excellent advocate for his clients in Juvenile Court. I have seen him work hard in those cases with great success. He never stops fighting until all opportunities, including appeal, are exhausted.
Wesley Ben Clark, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mark is an outstanding litigator and is one of the best civil trial attorneys I have encountered whose professional skills and demeanor I truly admire. This is why I wanted to work with him in the first place. No matter how large or small, Mark takes each case seriously, shows up for every hearing ready for battle, and drafts complex legal pleadings that are second to none.
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