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Glen Stephen Downey

Civil rights Attorney at Des Moines, IA

5.0   2 reviews

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About Glen

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Practice areas
Licensed for 14 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 03/13/2023
State PA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 2008
Updated 02/26/2023

Contact Glen

Downey & Mundy, PLLC
303 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA, 50309


5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
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Posted by Amy | February 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did what he was supposed to do
He was timely and efficient and got my situation cleared up with a deferred judgement. I could not have asked for anything more. He was really concerned about me as a person. People post bad stuff about lawyers when they dont get good things happening to them, so dont believe bad reviews.
Posted by Keri | May 26, 2014
Excellent and Compassionate
He was an excellent attorney, very compassionate and knowledgeable. He helped me when no other lawyer would. He is not to expensive either. If I ever need a lawyer this will be my first and last call. Brilliant and he kept me informed during the whole process.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 5.4 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Reprimand issued in IA, 2018
updated on 03/13/2018

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
  • Kansas State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Whitfield v. Chartiers Valley School District, 707 F.Supp.2d 561 (W.D. Pa. 2010)
  • Preliminary Injunction/Settlement
  • Service Employees International Union, Local 3 v. Municipality of Mt. Lebanon, 446 F.3d 419 (3d Cir. 2006)
  • Solicitation Ordinance Ruled Unconsitutional


  • American Civil Liberties Union Legal Committee - Iowa Chapter
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dan Johnston Cooperating Attorney of the Year Award
  • ACLU of Iowa
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • New Person Award 2010
  • Thomas Merton Center
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • National Police Accountabillity Project
  • The Right to Record Police Officer Misconduct
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Endorse Glen
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I've known Glen since he was in law school and he had volunteered his time to serve on a panel of law students willing to assist people who needed legal help, but couldn't afford it. He is a lawyer for all the right reasons: He is passionate about the law and helping people through their legal troubles. In the process, he is protecting all of our civil rights. We need more lawyers in the profession like Glen Downey."
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Des Moines Civil rights Lawyer Glen Stephen Downey
Glen Stephen Downey
Civil rights Attorney
Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 14 years
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