About Us


For decades, our lawyers have been key figures and played pivotal roles in the growth of Northern California and Northern Nevada. Advancing both public and private interests, Downey Brand clients are frequently at the center of the region’s most strategic and vital activities and investments.

Clients turn to Downey Brand for efficient and practical legal advice. We have built a reputation of understanding the industries and businesses of our clients and working with them to advance their business goals.

Founded in California’s capital city of Sacramento, Downey Brand is strategically positioned to serve clients in business, natural resources and litigation matters throughout California, Northern Nevada and beyond. As a preeminent full-service law firm, we offer counsel in more than 30 areas of civil practice including water, agriculture, corporate, civil litigation, business planning, intellectual property, bankruptcy, employment, construction, real estate, trusts and estates and family law. We focus on providing these services to public corporations, governmental entities, privately held companies, family-owned businesses and individuals. Our clients’ industries are as diverse as our region and include financial institutions, agricultural producers and processors, retail, construction, real estate, public agencies and non-profit organizations.

The strength of our firm comes not only from our long history but also from the attorneys who choose to practice at Downey Brand, many of whom are deeply involved in the community we serve. Our heritage of community involvement started more than 50 years ago with our assistance in the formation of Legal Services of Northern California. This commitment continues today with our attorneys’ participation in our active pro bono program, which helps charities and disadvantaged individuals. Our attorneys serve on charitable boards throughout our region supporting such causes as food banks, women’s shelters, hospice services, theatre groups, and our thriving local art museum. In addition, we are fortunate to have numerous civic-minded clients with whom we work to enrich our communities. 

For more than 90 years, our success has derived from earning the trust of our clients. Many of these relationships have spanned decades, which is a testament to our legal skills, our responsiveness and our ability to understand our clients’ goals. We intend to perpetuate this legacy by continuing to provide practical advice that allows our clients to advance their interests.

The Downey Brand Story

With deep experience in our clients' industries, Downey Brand provides the vision and coverage you need.

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