Daniel T. "Dan" Downey

Daniel T. "Dan" Downey


Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP

Recognized since 2015

New Albany, Ohio

Practice Areas

Civil Rights Law

Insurance Law

Litigation - Insurance

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Insurance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Insurance
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Experienced Trial Lawyer Delivering Results

Dan joined Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP as a Partner in August 2013. He led the firm as Managing Partner in 2018 and 2019. He received his law degree from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Youngstown State University. Dan is a trial attorney and enhances the insurance defense and law enforcement liability sections of the firm. He is experienced in employment and civil rights litigation, law enforcement liability, administrative matters, arbitrations, civil service law, collective bargaining, as well as representing insurance companies and their insureds in a wide variety of litigation matters.

Dan frequently presents seminars and training in a variety of fields including insurance liability and law enforcement liability and conducts trainings to Ohio Sheriffs about legal issues confronting task forces through the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association. Dan is a member of the Federal and Ohio State Bar Associations, Columbus Bar Association, and a member of the Defense Research Institute, as well as Public Risk Management Association. Dan was named to the 2013-2020 Super Lawyers and 2015-2020 Best Lawyers listings, recognized for his outstanding work in the area of Civil Litigation Defense.

Dan is tough in the courtroom, but not tough to work with.

On the Personal Side

Dan most enjoys spending time with his wife Laura and their two daughters, both competitive swimmers. He is also an avid sports fan.

Professional Memberships

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Public Risk Management Association

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Insurance Coverage

Credentials and Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers® 2015 - 2020
  • Super Lawyers 2013 - 2020

Education

  • The Ohio State University, J.D., 1994
  • Youngstown State University, B.A. in political science, magna cum laude. 1991

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth District
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Reported Cases:

  • Robertson v. Lucas, et al., 753 F.3d 606 (6th Cir. 2014)
  • Bright v. Gallia County, Ohio, et al., 753 F.3d 639 (6th Cir. 2014)
  • Lovett v. Lucas, et al., 2012 WL 2155163 (N.D. Ohio June 12, 2012)
  • Messer v. Butler County Board of Commissioners, et al., Ohio App. 12th Dist., 2009 Ohio 4462
  • Carter v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, et al., Ohio App. 8th Dist., 2004 Ohio 6633
  • Tablack v. Board of Mahoning County Commissioners, et al., Ohio App. 7th Dist., 2008 Ohio 4804
  • Hunt v. Morrow County, Ohio, et al., Ohio App. 5th Dist., 2009 Ohio 4313
  • Roberts, et al. v. County of Mahoning, et al., 495 F. Supp. 2d 670 (N.D. Ohio 2005)
  • France v. Lucas, 2016 FED App. 0233P (6th Cir.)

Representative Defense Verdicts Following Trial:

  • Valentino v. Lt. Shawn Haus, et al., Case No. 1:12-CV-902, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division
  • Rush, etc., et al. v. City of Mansfield, Ohio, et al., Case No. 1:07-CV-1068, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division
  • Dobbins, etc. v. Columbia Oil Company, et al., Case No. 03-CV-1683, Montgomery County, Ohio Common Pleas Court
  • Fletcher v. Vandyne, et al., Case No. C2:07-CV-325, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division
  • Leggett v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, Case No. 2001 CV 06 0299,Tuscarawas County, Ohio Common Pleas Court
  • Wilhelm, et al. v. Knox County, Ohio, et al., Case No. 02 03 786, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division

Location

  • 7775 Walton Parkway, Suite 200
    New Albany, OH 43054

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Insurance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Insurance

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Insurance, Columbus-OH (2023)
  • Litigation - Insurance, Columbus-OH (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Civil Rights Law

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