Local Firm Built on
Fifty Years of  Experience

Since its founding, Downey & Cleveland has focused exclusively on civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury and insurance defense. With vast experience and attention to detail, our attorneys provide a quality of legal representation unmatched by other firms. We deliver quality results as cost-effectively as possible, and we are fully equipped to handle your case from start to finish — from pre-suit claim all the way through verdict, and if necessary, on appeal. We handle cases in all of Georgia’s trial courts, both at the state and federal level.


A Civil Litigation Firm
Deep Roots


Downey & Cleveland was founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1973.

Jury Trials

We have collectively handled more than 2,500 jury trials, making us one of the most experienced civil litigation firms in Georgia.


We currently have a team of more than twenty attorneys, with the majority of our partners having been with the firm for more than 25 years.

If you are looking for a civil litigation firm to handle your legal dispute, we are confident that we can meet those needs and exceed your expectations.

The Downey & Cleveland, LLP Difference

What Makes Up
Our Legal DNA


We have consistently served the people and businesses of Georgia since 1973.

We are proud that some of our current clients have been with us from the very beginning. With deep roots in the Georgia legal and business communities, our clients know that we will be there when they need us. We are thankful to those who have supported us for these past 50 years, and we plan to continue serving our clients for decades to come. The firm’s attorneys are members of the Council on Litigation Management, Defense Research Institute, and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, and the firm has earned a perfect 5-star rating from Martindale Hubbell for maintaining the highest level of professional excellence.


It’s a cliché because it is true — there is no real substitute for experience.

And while other firms talk about experience in vague terms, our attorneys are seasoned litigators. As a firm, we have tried more than 2,500 jury trials and handled in excess of 100,000 mediations and depositions, along with hundreds of appeals before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia. Our attorneys sit at counsel’s table every day of the week. By having a seat at the table, we have learned the nuances of juries and judges in the different venues across Georgia. Every legal matter — big and small – is important, and our attorneys and legal support professionals are uniquely equipped to handle them all, from a diminished value claim in small-claims court to cases involving wrongful death and serious injury in Georgia’s trial courts. In addition to our trial practice, we routinely handle appellate matters and serve as legal counsel to several local governmental entities.


At Downey & Cleveland, our client relationships always come first.

It is only by first listening to and understanding our clients’ specific goals and unique needs that we can shape and implement your litigation strategy. We have learned to translate legalese into the practical advice you need and to timely update you on important litigation developments. Your case is as unique as you, so we provide personalized representation to deliver the results you really need.


Your legal problem will not go away by ignoring it.

That is where we fit into the equation. We find solutions by digging into the details of each case to obtain the best possible results for our clients. This means preparing a case for trial from the moment we receive it.  It also means working to settle a case when it is determined to be in your best interests. We scour medical records and other documents in discovery, take targeted depositions of parties and expert witnesses, investigate social media, and keep you updated about changes in Georgia law — all to arm you with critical knowledge about the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and ultimately to put you in the best position to prevail at trial. Through it all, we understand the importance of the bottom line, so we strive to deliver positive litigation results in a cost-efficient manner.

A Full-Service Civil Litigation Firm

Deep Experience
in a Broad Spectrum of Cases

At Downey & Cleveland, we are seasoned litigators who have built our firm’s reputation in the courtroom. We have represented individuals and businesses against a wide variety of civil claims for 50 years, including in the following areas: