Craig T. Downs, Esq.

Craig T. Downs 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 35 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 35 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 seventeen (17) attorney and 88 full-time staff and support personnel. The Downs Law Group has offices in Miami (Dade  County), Jacksonville (Duval County), and Pensacola (Escambia County).

He was named “Distinguished Leader” award honoree by the Daily Business Review as part of their 2024 Florida Legal Awards and is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Mr. Downs is licensed to practice in The State of Florida. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Sothern District of Florida and the Vice Eastern District of Louisiana on a pro-hac basis. He is married to Jackie Downs, with one son named Craig T. Downs, Jr.

Areas of Practice:

Class Actions
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Maritime Laws | Crewmember rights
Mass Torts
Personal Injury
Toxic Torts

  • J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 1988
  • B.A. in English Literature and Political Science with a minor in Macro Economics, Florida State University, 1983 
  • The Florida Bar, June 15, 1989
  • United States District  Court | Southern District of Florida
  • Admitted Pro-Hac Vice Eastern District of Lousiana
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Named “Distinguished Leader” honoree by the Daily Business Review’s 2024 Florida Legal Awards.
  • Review “Most Effective Lawyer’s Award” for Medical Malpractice/Class Action for a 14 Million Settlement on December 4, 2015.
  • 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
  • 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 1989-1990

  • Founded The Downs Law Group, 1990