Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite, L.L.C. is located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Its lawyers provide a wide array of civil legal services to individual and corporate clients, thus allowing clients the comfort and benefit of dealing with attorneys that have a familiarity with the individual client’s legal needs.  The Shreveport based firm and its lawyers have consistently served clients in addressing their Louisiana legal needs for over thirty years (30) years, including transactional and litigation services spanning a variety of civil areas. Our size and experience allows us to provide individual attention to each client, making their interest a priority, while having the resources to provide excellent legal services, comparable to those that one would expect to receive from a much larger organization. We provide a unique legal experience by incorporating our knowledge and experience with unparalleled responsiveness. We understand that most decisions involve time constraints and access to effective counsel is paramount. We are committed to exceeding your expectations by responding with timely, creative and perhaps most importantly, cost effective solutions.

While we have an understanding of your industry and business climate, we believe that the most effective counsel is the one that understands the individual client and is able to help you address and obtain your overall specific needs and goals. Our client-driven representation allows us to foster a personal understanding of your individual legal needs, thereby forging a lasting mutually beneficial business relationship, founded on earned friendship, trust and respect. Please contact one of our well qualified attorneys to see how our firm can help you.

Dear Clients and Friends, 

 We are writing to let you know that our firm is operating smoothly and fully while we address the challenges posed by the Covid-19/Coronavirus public health emergency.  We have contingency plans in place to allow us to provide legal advice and advocacy, seamlessly and without interruption. If you need immediate attention to a legal matter or you need documents prepared on an emergency basis please call our office and you will be directed to our message system and will receive a return call as soon as practicably possible or please email one of our attorneys directly. 

When we formed Downer, Jones, Marino and Wilhite, we did so with a state-of-the-art cloud-based network. The network was designed to allow us to deliver experienced advocacy and effective solutions to our clients from our offices, our clients’ offices, courtrooms, boardrooms and even remotely from home offices.  During this public health emergency, several of our attorneys will work from their ‘virtual’ home-offices, exclusively.  Please be assured that we can continue to provide legal advice and advocacy at all times, even during this public health crisis created by Covid-19/Coronavirus. 

 While our business remains open, we are making allowances for our staff to stay safe and are scheduling client meetings and other meetings mindful of the CDC recommendations regarding unnecessary social contact. 

 If you have an appointment with us and want to reschedule because of your concerns, please call or email your attorney.  Also, we are encouraging all to follow the advice of public health officials to avoid hand-shaking and maintain ‘social distance’.   If you have any questions about your matter or issues arising because of this pandemic, you can still reach your attorney by email.  

 We also want to let you know that the  Louisiana State Courts and all Federal Courts have issued orders to address this pandemic, postponing court appearances and trials and limiting access to courthouses.  We are working with the court clerk’s offices to reschedule events as required.  We are using on-line filing and docketing applications for our state and federal cases.       

 We will keep you informed of any new developments and how they may affect the matters we are handling for you.

 Attorney email addresses can be accessed under the Attorney Tab, and are also provided below as follows:

 pdowner@dhw-law.com

ajones@dhw-law.com

mmarino@dhw-law.com

pjones@dhw-law.com

joakley@dhw-law.com

In the meantime, please stay safe.