More than 25 Years’ Experience with Criminal Matters

A Former Prosecutor and Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist

At the Downey Law Firm, we aggressively defend every client. Every case. Every day.

Nationally Recognized For Skilled Representation

The Downey Law Firm’s founder, Christopher Downey has earned a national reputation as an effective criminal defense attorney in state and federal courts. He has acted as counsel for individuals on matters including Enron, USA Gymnastics, the Arkema Plant Explosion, Astroworld, Planned Parenthood, the January 6th Incident, and the Harding Street Raid. He has appeared as an analyst on numerous occasions to discuss legal implications in trials nationwide on MSNBC, Court TV, The Abrams Report with Dan Abrams and Catherine Crier Live.

Mr. Downey is a member in good standing with The State Bar of Texas, The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is a Lifetime Fellow of the State Bar of Texas Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association as well as on the faculty of the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminars and the TCDLA Rusty Duncan Seminars. He presently serves as a member of the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee.

Experienced Defense for Criminal Charges

Criminal Defense Practice Areas

We provide legal representation to individuals and corporate clients charged in state and federal courts. Our areas of practice include: white collar crimes, fraud, conspiracy, money laundering, drug crimes, firearms offenses, violent crimes and DWI, among others.

Mr. Downey is a former felony trial prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Mr. Downey acted as lead trial prosecutor in over 60 jury trials. He served as Chief Prosecutor in two misdemeanor courts and achieved Assistant Chief Felony Prosecutor status where he was responsible for prosecuting a wide variety of crimes including murder and other first-degree felony offenses.

Mr. Downey was selected to join the Civil Rights Division where he focused his efforts on the investigation and prosecution of law enforcement personnel accused of civil rights violations. He served as a member of the Harris County District Attorney’s Shooting Investigation Team which was responsible for investigating and reviewing every officer-related shooting in Harris County in which a citizen was shot or injured. Mr. Downey understands how prosecutors build cases and can help his clients defend against criminal accusations such as:

Skilled Representation for Federal Investigations

Mr. Downey has defended clients facing investigations by the United States Department of Justice, Homeland Security, the Healthcare Fraud Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)the Criminal Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the United States Secret Service and other governmental agencies and task forces.

If you are being investigated, it is critical that you hire a lawyer with experience handling cases involving investigations by these powerful federal agencies.

What Our Clients Say

Dee Armstrong
Thank you Chris & Robert for everything you did for my son. - Adia
javier ayala
Mr. Chris Downey is such a strong attorney that is not afraid of helping all his clients to the fullest. He is very well known in Harris county and surrounding areas. He knows judges and district attorneys. He has helped myself and family since highschool and is still out defendant. We truly admire his heart and passion for what he does best. If you need a tough attorney that really cares, our man is Chris Downey, I say this because we have so much admiration and respect for him and his colleagues.
Brianna Gay
The best lawyer hands down!!!
Toya L (Bqueentee)
I absolutely love Chris and his staff! They’ve always treated me and my family great. He’s the best at what he does hands down! I highly recommend him and he’ll always be our family attorney.
Chris is the best in Texas I highly recommend him to the world this guy has never let me down I have used him multiple times and referred him to my family and friends and his is like family to me it gets better every time I need him he has a guy by the name Robert over at him firm who great just like Chris if anyone has something bad to say about the best law firm in Texas maybe they need to check them self because they got to be the problem not my guy so Downy law Firm keep up the good work as yall do 1 love family!!!!
Keashia Gonzales
I can into chris office to speak with him and the Secretary, She was so helpful. I walked out with a smile and haven't even met him yet. I got the best results her name is Regan, he has the right lady behind the desk
Markeith Scott
The best