Patrick F. Downey is an Associate in the New York City office. He concentrates his practice on general liability defense, including premises liability, personal injury, and New York Labor Law claims. A zealous advocate for his clients’ interests, Mr. Downey collaborates extensively with co-defense counsel and plaintiffs’ counsel to achieve outstanding results. Specifically, Mr. Downey prepares motions involving complex substantive and procedural issues, engages in extensive discovery work and case evaluation, attends depositions, participates in judicial conferences and settlement negotiations, and assists with trial and trial preparation.
Prior to joining the firm, Patrick was an associate in the environmental/toxic tort group of an AmLaw 100 law firm, where he focused his practice on asbestos litigation throughout New York State. Mr. Downey is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York, as well as United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Downey is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law, where he earned Dean’s List honors. Before entering law school, Mr. Downey attended Middlebury College, where he was a four-year letter winner on the football team as a defensive lineman. Mr. Downey is a First-Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, and is an avid fly-fisherman.