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Over 25 Years Of Divorce And Family Law Experience. Call 714-509-1283 For A Free Consultation
|Family Law Attorney||The Law Office of Joseph P. Downs||1989 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|County of Orange - Family Law Contempt Matters||County Counsel||2007 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1989 - Present|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Eastern Michigan University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
Posted by Ivy
I called the Office of Joseph Downs when I was going through one of the most difficult, heart wrenching times in my life. He and Monika, a paralegal, not only offered amazing legal advice and services, but also demonstrated compassion and genuine care for me. They gave me hope in a near hopeless situation--and helped me to not only win my case but to keep my young son safe. Attorney Downs is incredibly knowledgeable and has so much experience in family law--he really assisted me in understanding the legal system and ways of the court. I cannot recommend Attorney Downs more highly!
Posted by John
- I recommend Joseph Downs
- I hired Joseph more than 3 years ago when he handled my Divorce matters
- I rehired Joseph more than 1 year ago when he handled my Request for Modification of Spousal Support matters
- I consulted 3 other lawyers before first hiring Joseph
Joseph has a very good knowledge of the California Family law, including the Case Law that becomes relevant in each complex divorce . He carefully explained to me the legal aspects pertinent to my family matters, including listing potential outcomes and suggesting best solutions. Our communications have been very good and promptly answered, whether by email, telephone or office consultations. And all these gave me the peace of mind of knowing that things are under control, that I can actively get involved in searching for solutions, while under expert guidance. When the search for solutions hit snags, Joseph encouraged me to engage in personal negotiations with my ex-spouse, which ultimately led to settlement agreements, to the benefit of both parties. Both cases - divorce and modification of spousal support - were thus resolved in about 15 months each, much less time than it would take for a Court decision in a complex case. In both cases the settlement documents were carefully and expertly drawn by Joseph to the full satisfaction of both parties.
William Cizmadia, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
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.