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With over 25 years of extensive family law experience, Attorney Joseph P. Downs is considered to be one of the most experienced and most respected family law/divorce attorneys practicing in Orange County, California today. Attorney Downs has successfully tried thousands of family law cases, routinely achieving outstanding results for his clients.

The Family Law Staff at the Law Offices of Joseph P. Downs work as a team to meet your legal needs. Our entire staff is at your service to provide divorce, legal separation, paternity, property division, child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support information and insight in your all Family Law matters. 


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 45%
  2. Divorce: 30%
  3. Family: 25%


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  • Walter Douglas McKeague Jr

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  • William S. Cizmadia

    Mr. Downs was my opposing counsel on a post-judgment matter that involved a complex pension, retirement, and support matter. Mr. Downs was highly professional and courteous but also a tough and thorough adversary. Too often, family law attorneys take on the persona of their clients and allow their professionalism to slip. Mr. Downs is a consummate professional and an excellent attorney.


    William Cizmadia Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Joseph P. Downs

170 S Main St #210
Orange, CA, 92868


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Family Law AttorneyThe Law Office of Joseph P. Downs1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Eastern Michigan UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985