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Sean M Downs

Criminal defense Attorney at Vancouver, WA

4.9   46 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Felonies, DUIs, misdemeanors, and juvenile offenses.

    16 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Driving under the influence, under 21 and consuming alcohol or marijuana, operating commercial vehicle with alcohol in system, and associated Department of Licensing hearings.

    16 years, 300 cases

  3. Appeals
    10%
    Appeals of misdemeanor and felony criminal matters and civil infraction matters.

    16 years, 50 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    Speeding, school zone/construction zone tickets, following too close, defective equipment, negligent driving, and other driving related infractions. Department of Licensing hearings and CDL defense.

    16 years, 500 cases

At Grecco Downs, PLLC, our objective is to achieve the highest order of excellence in the practice of law. We strive to provide the best legal service while adhering to our principles. Attorney Sean M. Downs is licensed in Washington and Oregon. We provide legal services in the areas of criminal defense, criminal appeals, and traffic ticket defense.
 
Sean has represented thousands of clients on a wide variety of cases and he is committed to serving the community at large.
 
Contact Sean today for a consultation.

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Licensed for 14 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/10/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/25/2022

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4.9 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
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The best lawyer!!!
Sean helped me out in a gun possession charge which was bullsh*t to begin with... he listened to my issue acknowledged the fu*kery and helped me get the proper forms and verbage to the judge so they would back off... would recommend him %100 especially if you’re really not breaking the law
Posted by Aaron | September 9, 2021
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Great experience.
I unfortunately got a speeding ticket. I used Off the record app. Sean accepted the case and he asked me what happened. He was very understanding of the situation. He showed up to court for me and got the speeding ticket thrown out. If I or anybody that I know need a lawyer, I know who I am going back to, Sean.
Posted by Timothy | August 4, 2021
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Ticket extinguisher
Sean M Downs did a great job the whole time! If I had a question he was quick to respond and overall was very helpful! I would 100% recommend he was able to take dismiss my whole speeding ticket. His nickname shall now be “The Ticket extinguisher”
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2021
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5 over ticket
Sean did a great job on winning the ticket I got. Although it was a small ticket it meant a lot for me to fight and get rid of it. He kept me informed and updated me on everything that was happening to the very end. He did nothing wrong but everything right THANK YOU!
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2021
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Speeding
I got a speeding ticket and Sean downs helped to get it completely dismissed from my driving record
Posted by Yannie | July 8, 2021
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Perfect service
Nice to get my ticket dismissed good and responsible service recommend this attorney
Posted by Brian | June 2, 2021
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Ticket
He was able to get my speeding ticket dismissed due to a faulty calibration
Posted by Jeremy | April 21, 2021
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Amazing
I was very skeptical about this but Sean was amazing. He got my speeding ticket dismissed. He was on top of everything, responding to my question in a timely manner and at all hours of the night. kept me informed, and website is very user friendly.A great experience all the way.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2021
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fantastic
Got my speeding ticket completely dismissed. No action was required in my part. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2021
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Great results
Sean Downs did a great job representing me for a traffic infraction and got it dismissed. I definitely recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2021
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Full Dismissal of Traffic Ticket
Sean Downs was hired to contest my speeding ticket. He made the process extremely easy and took care of everything on my behalf while keeping me well informed along the way. Due to his representation, I was able to receive a full dismissal of the infraction. I would highly recommend Sean Downs to others and would not hesitate to hire him again in the future.
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Posted by Corey | February 18, 2021
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Wonderful service
The process was easy and painless. This was my first time fighting a speeding ticket and it was the easiest process and my ticket was fully dismissed. I’m very happy with the ease and outcome of hiring this attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2021
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Great experience!
The attorney was very knowledgeable and had great info. Resolved the case very quickly and professionally. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Helen | February 17, 2021
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Easy to work with
I hired Sean to defend against a negligent driving ticket. He handled everything for me and got a full dismissal of the ticket.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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Handled everything perfectly
Had multiple cases, sean and his team were Able to get them all dismissed. Awesome job!
Posted by Riley | January 20, 2021
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Thank You!
Sean was great with communication about my case, he answered any questions I had about the process, and etc.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
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Excellent Work
I hired Sean to help me fight a traffic ticket, and he quickly found an issue that got the whole thing thrown out. What a guy! Communication was great, and he helped us understand the process. Would very much recommend. Hope I don't have to hire him again, but would do so with certainty.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
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Off The Record It’s in The Name!
Full Dismissal from a Speeding ticket over 35+ MPH Unfortunately for them I will never need there service again. Fortunately for them I will highly suggest this service if you find yourself with a traffic violation.
Posted by Lisa | December 17, 2020
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Impressive
I have hired Sean twice now for traffic tickets. He has been so great to work with. Very quick and informative responses and great results. Thank you Sean!
Posted by David | December 3, 2020
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Great Service
Sean was very helpful in dealing with our matter in Clark County District Court. I had a few questions along the way and he was extremely responsive to each one. His experience with our issues led to us getting them dismissed.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Superior Court Commissioner Pro Tem
  • Clark County Superior Court
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Grecco Downs, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Spokane County Public Defenders
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Attorney, APR 9 Legal Intern
  • Crary, Clark & Domanico, PS
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Portland State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • State of Washington v. J.K.
  • Amended to Assault Third Degree
  • City of Vancouver v. T.H.
  • Conviction reversed and new trial granted.
  • State of Washington v. S.L.
  • Not guilty at jury trial.
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Associations

  • Superior Court Criminal Policy & Procedure
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Superior Court Bench Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Clark County Law & Justice Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Clark County
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Clark County
  • Bench Bar Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Clark County
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Clark County Advance Sheet Group
  • Founder
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Spokane County Public Defender Advance Sheet Group
  • Founder
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Gonzaga University School of Law Alumni Mentoring Program
  • Mentor
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Spokane Attorneys For Equality (S.A.F.E.)
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Gonzaga Intellectual Property Law Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Kenneth Weber Award
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best DWI Attorney
  • Best DWI Attorney
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Moot Court Honors Council
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2006
  • Dean's Council
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Clark County Inns of Court Ethics CLE
  • Ethical Issues in Appellate Practice
  • 2018
  • CDACC Defense Bar Spring CLE
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct at Trial
  • 2018
  • Clark County Indigent Defense Annual CLE
  • 2017 Case Law Updates
  • 2017
  • Handling calls from presently arrested DUI clients CLE
  • DUI On-Call
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (17)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean often contributes to complicated areas of DUI law. If you are in Spokane looking for representation, you need to call him asap!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sean. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Over the course of five years, I have known and at times worked closely with Sean. In that time, he has demonstrated a high level of professionalism, integrity, and competency. He is a truly committed and zealous advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sean most of his legal career. He is consistently on the cutting edge of DUI and other criminal defense related issues. I can strongly endorse his work."
General practice Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Sean is calm, smart, solid and easygoing. You will love him and his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sean is an intelligent and hard working lawyer. I'm impressed with his professionalism and integrity. He prepares well and has a good understanding of cases and the best defenses. As an opposing counsel on cases against Sean, I found him to be a competent adversary who is committed to zealously representing his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a skilled litigator and zealous advocate for his clients. Sean knows the law and knows how to win. I endorse Sean Downs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean Downs is an outstanding lawyer--his legal knowledge and skill are prodigious, and he will spend the time and effort to find any advantage for a client. Sean is the type of lawyer who will find legal issues that less skilled lawyers will overlook. He is professional and courteous as he aggressively pursues his clients' interests. I cannot recommend him highly enough!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Sean is a very hard worker, intelligent, and diligent attorney. He knows the law. He works hard for each client and if you have Sean in your corner -- you can't do better. He doesn't back down from a challenge and gives each client 100%. I now have the privilege of being his law partner and even though I have been practicing 15 years . . . I always learn something new from him. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge and strives for nothing less than excellence for each client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've know Sean since he started with the public defender's office and he is one of the smartest attorney you could hope to hire. He will definitely do a great job for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a fantastic criminal defense attorney. He brings a keen mind and fresh enthusiasm to each new problem. His presence will be missed in Spokane. Vancouver is getting a bright addition to its legal community. Any client facing criminal issues will be well served by Sean."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Sean worked for our law firm from October 2006 until April 2008. At the time he was interning for our firm he worked 20 hours per week and full time in the summer months. Over the years we have had a number of interns and I can say that Sean was one of the best we had. He possessed the requiste skill, intelligence and dedication it took to become a fine attorney. I know that he has worked for the public defenders since leaving our office and I have heard that he has continued the good work he started with our office. I strongly recommend Sean as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean Downs is one of the most dedicated lawyers I have ever met. He knows criminal law better than the vast majority of attorney's practicing in Washington. One thing you can guarantee when you hire Sean as your lawyer is that you are retaining someone who will work harder than any other attorney and will do everything in his power to get you the best deal available. He is also honest and trustworthy. I would recommend Sean to anyone who needs a criminal lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I went to law school with Sean and have also had several opportunities to see him in action in the courtroom. Sean has both the brains and the experience, which makes him one of the finest legal talents in the area. I can strongly endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Downs for several years and had the opportunity to work with him and to watch his work from afar. I recommend his services to anyone looking for someone to fight for their rights."
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