Craig T. Downs, Esq.

Craig  is the founder and principal attorney of the Downs Law Group. As a Florida native, he is familiar with the problems facing Gulf Coast residents after the 2010 oil spill. As a personal injury attorney with more than 33 years of experience helping people get the compensation they need for their injuries, he is well-suited to answer questions about your right to recovery for damage to your property or health following the BP oil spill.

Over the course of 33 years, Craig T. Downs was able to successfully develop a thriving practice that has obtained impressive results. He turned his practice from a one-man sole practitioner firm into a thirteen (13) attorney and 50 full-time staff and support personnel. The Downs Law Group has offices in Miami (Dade  County), Fort Lauderdale (Broward County), Jacksonville (Duval County), and Pensacola, (Escambia County).


  • J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 1988
  • B.A., Florida State University, 1983
  • Double Major: English Literature & Political Science Minor: Macro Economics

Award & Recgonitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
    11th Annual Daily Business
  • Review “Most Effective Lawyer’s Award” for Medical Malpractice/Class Action for a 14 Million Settlement on December 4, 2015.

Bar Admission

  • Florida,  June 15, 1989

Professional Experience

  • Judge Joseph Farina, Law Clerk 1988

  • Weiner, Robbins, Tunkey, Ross P.A., Law Clerk 1989

  • Parillo, Weiss, & O’Hallaron, Automobile Insurance Defense Litigation & Daily Motion, Trial Practice 1989-1999

Court Admissions

  • United States District  Court | Southern District of Florida
  • Admitted Pro-Hac Vice Eastern District of Lousiana

Practice Areas

  • Mass Torts
  • Class Actions
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Maritime laws | Crewmember rights
  • Insurance Litigation


  • Married to Jackie Downs, With One Son, Craig T. Downs JR.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Justice Association “FJA”
  • American Association Justice “AAJ”
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Admiralty Law Institute
  • Florida Admiralty Law Institute
  • Member of Sierra Club, 1995