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Portland J. Downing Campanaro

Personal injury Attorney at Augusta, GA

4.3   6 reviews
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  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 9 years
    Georgia - GA 19 years
    Tennessee - TN 25 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Portland

Learn Portland’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    35%

    10 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%

    25 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

    25 years, 1,500 cases

  4. Child custody
    15%

    25 years, 1,100 cases

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%

    25 years, 1,000 cases

AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION THROUGHOUT THE CSRA

  I am an experienced trial attorney who has taken more than a hundred cases to trial.  As a client, you need an attorney who has actual experience in the trenches of litigation.  I care about my clients and the results that we receive.  

 

  I also have a passion for exercise.  I have completed a plethora of Half Marathons, a  Full Marathon, and most recently, the Augusta Half Ironman.  I belive that the mental and physical toughness required for these events help prepare me for the battles in the courtroom.  

 

  I look forward to taking on your case and getting you the best possible outcome.  

 

            PJ Campanaro

 

  

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
Tenacious
After retaining Ms. Campanaro I realized all lawyers are not created equally. Having to seek counsel previously I have seen the difference. Ms. Campanaro was a staunch advocate for me while maintaining a good line of communication with me throughout my process. I hope I don't need her again, but would not hesitate to return to her for counsel.
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Posted by Fort | March 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
She was able to reduce my teenage daughter’s speeding ticket from six points down to two points and reduced define by 80% Car insurance has become very expensive, and this will greatly reduce any premium increase.
Posted by Sudiran | October 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced Litigator
I heard PJ Campanaro for a divorce that I knew would be unpleasant at best. She saved me the most amount of money that I think was possible! She stood up for me and didn't take any BS from the other attorney during the settlement conference. I would recommend her to anyone!
Posted by Betsy | June 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable
Attorney Campanaro assisted me with an on going issue with the City of Augusta that I had been dealing with for over five years. She got straight to work and had the issue resolved with the City of Augusta quickly and effectively. I would absolutely recommend Attorney Campanaro to anyone I come in contact one of the best Attorneys in our area.
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Posted by Harvey | August 14, 2017
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Tough situations require tough remedies
PJ took on an almost impossible and complicated case of child visitation/alienation and child support issues that were mired together in a sea of unfairness. PJ sorted each one out and accomplished the goals in my favor. I only wish i would have sought out her services 10 years prior.
Posted by catherine blackwell | December 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Bad Advice Cost Me My Child
If PJ had bothered to inform me of the results of my custody evaluation and advised me to get a second opinion, I could've kept my son with me. I've since got another evaluation that disputes everything in the original, but its too little, too late. She also failed to communicate in a timely manner and refused to take on an obviously biased guardian ad litem.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of PJ Campanaro
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Augusta Judicial Circuit
  • 2004 - 2010
  • District Attorney
  • Tennessee Attorney General's Office
  • 1999 - 2004
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Miles v. Payne
  • Successfully Defended Appeal. Appeal was dismissed.
  • UNITED STATES V. CRAMER
  • NOT GUILTY verdict in favor of my client

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Stratford Swim Team
  • Meet Manager
  • 2013 - Present
  • Augusta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Leadership Augusta
  • Class of 2010
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Young Lawyers of Augusta Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • President, Augusta District
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Young Lawyers of Augusta Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Successful Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases
  • Rural Legal Services of East Tennessee
  • 2001

Publications

  • Verge Magazine
  • Verge Columnist
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Call
  • Love and the Law
  • 2013
  • Law Call
  • Crime and Punishment
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (51)
Given (68)
Endorse Portland
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Very skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse PJ. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The lawyer I would call with an Augusta, GA family law inquiry."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer fully. I always refer potential clients in the Augusta area to Ms. Campanaro."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terrific attorney with a sterling reputation for fighting for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Downing Campanaro is strong advocate for her client's rights and is very knowledgeable on the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Campanaro is a knowledgeable and well respected lawyer in her areas of practice."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Portland as an attorney.She is well respected in the legal community and an excellent legal advocate for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She is highly respected in her legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Downing Campanaro is a true professional who represents her clients interest to the max!"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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