“Jim did an outstanding job of helping us navigate through the various “twists and turns” one experiences when starting a new business. Like many new businesses, we have experienced a number of unplanned events in our startup but Jim has been there for us day and night to help us handle them. He has made him self available whenever the needs have arisen. We are lucky to have Jim Downey on our side!”

Shawn Nicholls

“I have known Jim Downey for many years and have always trusted him when I required great wisdom and rock solid good advice. On several matters his expertise was so extraordinary I invited him to stay at my ocean front cottage in New England– on the house. I would go so far as to say that he has more respect in the trial courts of northern Virginia than any other lawyer I know of. He also seems very fair on his rates and works with those who appear to have financial and emotional hardship. He is a true gentleman of marked integrity and wisdom.”


“Jim was key in helping our development project get approved. Professional, knowledgeable, and effective. Strongly recommend.”
Matthew Penning

“Jim Downey handled a tricky and lengthy real estate-related legal matter for me and my family. Because of his steadiness, tenacity, and smart strategic choices, we avoided a much more costly courtroom showdown. We prevailed in the end, and I have only high praise for him. I believe too that if we had gone to court, we would have prevailed there as well. He had it all perfectly tee’ed up to win either way. Highly recommend.”

Nancy Sanders

“James Downey for the past few years has been great find! He always makes time for his clients. Quick to respond, accurate and to the point on everything I have needed. The best part, his advice, strategy and defense has been clear and easy to understand with legal matters. His office staff are always kind and very nice to deal with.”

Donna Taylor

“I consulted with James Downey to help my start-up business with the development of a sales contract and he did a great job. I highly recommend him for contracts work.”

John Brand

“Great lawyer! We own over 100 units and he is helped acquire and manage all the legal work. He is an excellent civil lawyer and his prices are very reasonable. We own several businesses and he helps do all the corporate work and civil lawsuits. He is also very responsive. He has been our lawyer since 2013. He is an excellent attorney.”

Jad Sarsour

“Mr. Downey has been a fixture in our lives for the past probably 8+ years. Ours was a very complicated situation that involved a family business and another business venture that didn’t end up on the right path. To say the very least, a very delicate situation that was very emotionally and financially taxing on us. It was a rollercoaster of events that Mr. Downey handled efficiently and professionally with the best possible outcome for us. I would not hesitate to contact him in the future if the need would arise.”

Betrain Hill-Smith

“James Downey was the lawyer for two estates on which I served simultaneously as co-executor. He provided very helpful and practical advice, and was readily available in person, by telephone, or on email. When I needed help with a problem, I found him to be calm, informative, objective, and circumspect. Everyone I interacted with at James P. Downey, P.C. was friendly, polite, efficient, and effective. I felt lucky to have access to their services.”

Greta D.

“Jim Downey provided counsel for our shopping mall client in Virginia.  We were impressed with his knowledge of property tax law and related case history, and we were most impressed with how thoroughly he prepared us all for the court trial.”

Doug Bovard

“James P. Downey, P.C. has been competent, timely, and cost effective in their legal work for our companies. I would highly recommend them to other potential clients.”

Tom McMillen

“I have been in the real estate business in Fauquier County for 42 years. When my clients use Jim Downey to represent their interests in a real estate transaction, I know that they are in good hands. Jim quickly grasps the objective of his clients and employs a wealth of legal savvy and experience to guide the transaction to a successful conclusion. Therefore, it is always a pleasure to work with Jim.”

Joseph Allen