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As a lawyer, Joe Downer concentrates on civil litigation, trial work, and worker's compensation. His consistent loyalty to his clients has earned him a membership with the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of fewer then 1% of U.S. lawyers who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He credits his success to a passion for helping others.

"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 them, whether through trial or settlement."

In addition to his career as a lawyer in Charlotte, Joe has also proudly built a family here. Although home is his favorite place to be, he loves to travel with his wife for 40 years, Elaine, and their daughter, Elizabeth.


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

Bar Admission

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


  • BV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Certified Mediator
  • North Carolina Associates for Justice, Member