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Michael L. Downing, Jr Augusta, GA

Michael L. Downing, Jr
Location: Augusta, Georgia
Phone: (706) 737-3138
Fax: (706) 738-3973
Email: E-mail Me

Michael joined our firm in the fall of 2022 following his graduation from Mercer Law School. Michael’s practice involves business and real estate development and transactions, commercial litigation, estate planning, and probate.

Michael was born and raised in Augusta. He is married to Jamie.

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2023
  • Georgia, 2022


  • Mercer University School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. Summa Cum Laude – 2022
    • Legal Writing Certificate
    • Mercer Law Review, 2020 – 2022
    • Brainerd Currie Society
    • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.S. Highest Honors – 2018
    • Major: Business Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Mercer University School of Law
    • Edward J. Henning Memorial Award
    • Outstanding Solicitor Award
    • CALI Award for Jurisdiction and Judgements, Advanced Legal Research, Local
      Government Law, Advanced Litigation Drafting, and Corporate Issues Seminar
  • 2021-22 American Bar Association Negotiation Competition Regional and National Champion


  • Downing, Michael (2022) "The Party Respectfully Requests a Jury Trial on All Issues So
    Triable" Mercer Law Review: Vol. 73: No. 3, Article 15.

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