Charles L. Downs, Jr.

Partner

  • location icon Roanoke, VA
    310 First Street
    Suite 405
    Roanoke, VA 24011

Charles L. Downs, Jr. is a partner in the Roanoke office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice Department. 

Mr. Downs focuses on the medical malpractice defense of healthcare providers, including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. He is a frequent speaker on healthcare topics, including medical record issues, the medical/legal process and claims handling. 

Mr. Downs also has extensive experience handling commercial litigation matters, representing businesses and individuals in matters involving tort defense, breach of contract, fraud, business torts, and real estate disputes. He received his undergraduate degree from the Virginia Military Institute, and his law degree from Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Virginia
  • State Supreme Courts
    • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Admissions

Virginia

Supreme Court of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer Rising Star, Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Education

Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1999

Virginia Military Institute

Bachelor of Arts in History, 1994

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