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Joseph H. Downer


Charlotte, NC





Joe Downer, a Charlotte native, has been helping clients at the firm of Downer, Walters & Mitchener long before entering Law School. Mr. Downer handled Property Damage for clients as well as a number of other tasks. After entering Law school, Mr. Downer was a member of the Campbell University Law Review and was selected to Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges among other honors. After graduation, he returned to Downer, Walters & Mitchener to continue to assist those injured and in need of help. Mr. Downer concentrates on Civil Litigation and trial work as well as Workers' Compensation. He has been awarded a BV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which identifies a lawyer with high to very high legal ability. Joe is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.

"I love what I do because you can really help those in need. There is nothing like a hug from a client or to see the smile on their face when you have gone the extra mile and achieved a good result for the client, either through trial or settlement".

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2000


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Who's Who among Students, American University and Colleges
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • BV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member