Our Attorneys

Christopher D. Stokes

Chris Stokes earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Auburn University in 2014 and his juris doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2017. During law school, Chris was an active member of the moot court and mock trial programs. In addition, Chris participated in the law school’s Appellate Advocacy clinic where he represented clients in both the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Chris also served as a pupil for the Henry Joseph Lumpkin Inn of Court and was awarded membership into the National Order of Barristers—an honor reserved for the top ten advocacy students at the University of Georgia.

Chris joined Downey and Cleveland, LLP, as an associate in September 2017. He primarily defends individuals, businesses, and companies in suits involving automobile accidents, premises liability, and first party claims. Chris is admitted to practice in Georgia state and superior courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting, Auburn University, 2014
Juris Doctorate, The University of Georgia School of Law, 2017

Practice Areas

Automobile Accident Liability, Premises Liability, General Tort Liability, First Party Insurance Claims

Court Admissions

Georgia State and Superior Courts
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


The National Order of Barristers
Champion, Most Professional Advocate, and Outstanding Trial Brief Award Recipient, 2017 South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, Houston, TX
Semi-Finalist, 2017 Moot Court National Championship, Houston, TX
Champion & Best Brief Award Recipient, 2016 Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, Chapel Hill, NC
Finalist, 2015 J. Melvin England Mock Trial Competition, Athens, GA
Vice Chair, UGA School of Law Mock Trial Board
Submissions Editor, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
Henry Joseph Lumpkin Inn of Court