Harold Albert Downer Jr

Harold Albert Downer Jr

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Michigan, New Mexico
Claimed Lawyer Profile

My law practice journey began in law school, where I was President of the school's student bar association and was able to practice as a student attorney with the local public defender's office.

After graduating law school Magna Cum Laude, I began the practice of law in New Mexico as a public defender. After about a year of defense practice I switch sides and obtained invaluable experience as a prosecutor. In my time between the two offices I have handled hundreds of cases including domestic violence, DWI, and Homicide. Now I am in private practice at the Law Office of W. Shane Jennings in Las Cruces, NM.

My primary focus is on criminal defense, where my prior experience as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor allows me to see a case from all angles and develop a strategy accordingly. I also handle numerous other kinds of cases, such as administrative hearings and personal injury cases.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Mexico
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Professional Experience
Assistant District Attorney
11th Judicial District Attorney's Office - Div I
Assistant Trial Attorney
Law Offices of the Public Defender
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2012) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Former President and Class Senator for the Student Bar Association.
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Central Michigan University
B.S. (2008) | Political Science
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P77234
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New Mexico State Bar  # 148036
- Current
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Washtenaw County Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
Downer Law PLLC
Contact & Map
Law Office of W. Shane Jennings
3530 Foothills Rd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Telephone: (575) 308-0308
Fax: (575) 308-0304