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Michael Blake Downey

Employment and labor Attorney at El Paso, TX

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also known as Blake Downey

  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 10 years
    Texas - TX 11 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Practice areas

Blake Downey practices in the ScottHulse litigation section focusing largely on labor and employment, complex commercial litigation, shareholder rights, and business disputes. He is also part of the Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Education Law groups.


Mr. Downey represents businesses, large and small, in employment related matters as well as business disputes, including shareholder freeze out, derivative lawsuits, and business divorce actions.


Additionally, Mr. Downey routinely advises commercial, nonprofit, and educational employers regarding day to day employment matters. Mr. Downey has assisted several companies develop comprehensive employment policies and training programs to ensure employers engage in proactive management to help reduce exposure to litigation. He has worked with numerous employers, both union and non-union, to successfully resolve a variety of claims including discrimination, workers’ compensation, and unemployment claims. Mr. Downey also works with union employers regarding issues related to labor laws and developing collective bargaining agreements.


Prior to joining ScottHulse, Mr. Downey served as the Director of Human Resources and in house counsel for a large automotive group with dealerships located nationwide handling employment, business, and regulatory disputes.


Mr. Downey earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech School of Law, he served as an articles editor for the Texas Tech Law Review and was elected to the Board of Barristers.


Mr. Downey attended New Mexico State University, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and Law & Society.


Regarding community engagement, Mr. Downey is a member of several professional organizations including the El Paso Bar Association, El Paso Young Lawyers Association, and currently serves on the Young Lawyers Committee of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.


Mr. Downey also serves as General Counsel for and is on the Board of Directors of the Rudi Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sarcoma cancer research. He is on the Board of Directors of The El Paso Club and is the Immediate Past President of the El Paso Chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association.


Scott, Hulse, Marshall, Feuille, Finger & Thurmond, PC
201 E Main St #1100
1100 Chase Tower
El Paso, TX, 79901

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Work Experience

  • In-House Counsel
  • Martin Management Group
  • 2013 - 2014


  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Texas Tech University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2012
  • New Mexico State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • Downtown Management District Grant Programs Review Committee At-Large of El Paso
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • El Paso Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


Speaking Engagements

  • EPSHRM - September Legal Seminar
  • Case Law Update
  • 2017
  • ScottHulse Eighth Annual Labor & Employment Seminar
  • Catch Me If You Can: How to Keep Up in the Changing Landscape of the NLRA
  • 2016
  • ScottHulse Eighth Annual Labor & Employment Seminar
  • Well, it’s Groundhog Day… Again: Steps to Avoid Multiple I-9 Revisions
  • 2016
  • ScottHulse 2016 Department of Labor Rules Update in El Paso, Texas
  • Department of Labor 2016 Overtime Rule Changes
  • 2016
  • ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • Post-Game Highlights: State and Federal Employment Case Law Updates
  • 2015
  • El Paso Society of Human Resource Management
  • Labor Relations and What’s New with the National Labor Relations Act?
  • 2015
  • El Paso Bar Association Labor & Employment Seminar
  • Same-Sex Marriage and Emerging LGBT Issues in the Workplace
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blake is a very intelligent and competent attorney. He provides excellent representation in numerous areas of the law, especially employment and labor law. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I went to law school with Mr. Downey, and I am happy to endorse him."
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El Paso Employment and labor Lawyer Michael Blake Downey
Michael Blake Downey
Employment and labor Attorney
El Paso, TX
Licensed for 11 years