Michael P. Downey

Downey Law Group LLC
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Founder
Functional Area: Ethics, Law Practice
Year of Induction: 2015

49 N. Gore Ave., Suite 2
St. Louis, MO 63119

Business Phone: 314.961.6644


Michael Downey is founder of Downey Law Group LLC, a law firm devoted to legal ethics, law firm risk management, and the law of lawyering.

Michael has consistently demonstrated a high regard for the ethics that are the foundation of the legal profession. For more than a decade, he has pragmatically explored, taught, and written about the conundrums that can trip up even the most careful lawyer. His leadership in the profession was recognized when Missouri Lawyers Weekly named him a 2014 Most Influential Lawyer and the “go-to ethics counsel in Missouri.” His notable posts include serving as chair of the ABA Law Practice Division and as ethics columnist for Litigation magazine, Law Practice magazine, and the St. Louis Lawyer.

Michael generously shares his knowledge and experience with newly admitted lawyers and with the law firms for which he serves as ethics counsel. By his induction into the College of Law Practice Management, we recognize his contributions to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in law.

Nominated by Carol Schiro Greenwald and Mark Robertson, October 2015