Our Attorneys

Sean L. Hynes

Sean L. Hynes is a partner with Downey & Cleveland, LLP in Marietta, Georgia. Sean primarily defends individuals, businesses, and companies in suits involving automobile accidents, premises liability, and first party claims. He has served as lead counsel in more than 50 jury trials. In addition to his trial practice, Sean has also served as lead counsel in numerous reported appellate cases.


Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, University of Georgia, 1995

Juris Doctorate, University of Georgia, 1998

Practice Areas

Automobile Accident Liability, Premises Liability, First Party Insurance Claims

Court Admissions

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


Cobb County Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Georgia State Bar Association
Atlanta Claims Association
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Publications and Continuing Legal Education

Sean frequently speaks at continuing legal education seminars for attorneys, including Defense of a Personal Injury Claim; Effectively Using Medical Evidence in Court; and Pre-Trial Strategies.


ATLA Trial Tournament Reigonal Champion, National Quarter-Finalist, 1997 and 1998
Finalist, NITA National Trial Tournament, 1998
Sean was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2005, 2009 and 2013