Areas of Practice:
Business Law
Domestic Relations
Child Custody
Child Support
Personal Injury
Automobile Accidents and Injuries
Wrongful Death
Trust and Estates
Estate Planning
Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1984
Virginia Supreme Court
Court of Appeals of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1978
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia

Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1977
Honors: Honors List
Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, 1970

Honors and Awards:
Marquis Who's Who in American Law 2006 to the Present
Best Attorneys Of America (RUE Ratings)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
Super Lawyer for Virginia, 2009 to the Present
Super Lawyer for Virginia and Washington D.C., 2011 to the Present
Top Attorneys in Virginia - Richmond Magazine
Top Attorneys in Washington DC Metropolitan Area - Washington Magazine
Selected as a Fellow of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award By the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPI)
Selected as the Nation's Top One Percent by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Fairfax Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

American Association for Justice

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Christian Legal Society

National Lawyers Association

Military Background:

Phi Alpha Delta
Sigma Phi Epsilon

Richard L. Downey

Fairfax, Virginia

703-273-8800 (phone)

703-273-8844 (fax) (email) 

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