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Paul Downey

Senior Associate
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Bio

Early Life & Education

Paul Downey is a North Texas native and was raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He attended Dallas Jesuit High School on a scholarship, where he started to learn the value of service for others – a value that he puts into practice for every client.

He then went to Southern Methodist University, where he majored in Biology and worked as a tutor and as a mortgage banker – careers in which he learned that his best asset was his ability to communicate effectively on behalf of others. In 2010, he returned to school in San Antonio to the St. Mary’s University School of Law to follow his calling.

Legal Training

While in law school, Paul worked for the St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice as a Student Attorney and as a Teacher’s Assistant, advocating on behalf of low-income families who otherwise would not have been able to afford legal representation. There, he registered more than 100 hours of pro-bono legal work.

The skills he learned at the Center led to his pursuit of a post-graduate degree in Federal Taxation, which furthered his understanding of individual and corporate statements.

Legal Career

Since graduation, Paul has had the opportunity to represent clients in a variety of settings, in both criminal and civil settings, and in administrative proceedings. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and organizations, and is licensed in the State of Texas and Pennsylvania.

While at the Clinesmith Firm, Paul has served as first and second chair at multiple trials, and delivered justice for his clients, winning a verdict in the top 100 verdicts in the State of Texas for 2019. He is recognized as one of the Best of the Bar for his achievement.

Paul is also an accomplished Appellate Attorney, having successfully argued appeals before Texas Court of Appeals, including the Texas Supreme Court. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States as well. Currently, he is pursuing board certification in Civil Appellate Law.

Today, Attorney Downey’s value has no bounds when it comes to the Clinesmith Firm and the clients we represent. His in-depth knowledge of corporate mechanisms and unwavering passion to benefit the community drive the daily work he conducts.

Paul Downey, ESQ. Top 100 Verdicts Texas 2019

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Credentials

  • Education

    •B.S., Biology, Southern Methodist University.
    •M.B.A., Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University
    •J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law
    •LL.M. Taxation, Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University

  • Recognition

    •Pro Bono Award, St. Mary’s University
    •Fall 2012 Dean’s List, St. Mary’s University
    •Spring 2013, Dean’s List, St. Mary’s University

  • Bar Admissions

    •State Bar of Texas, 2014
    •Pennsylvania State Bar, 2014
    •United States Tax Court, 2014
    •United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2015

  • Professional Memberships

    •State Bar of Texas
    •Collin County Young Lawyers Association, Treasurer

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