Civil / Commercial Litigation

Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite, L.L.C. resolves disputes for businesses and individuals

When legal disputes disrupt your business or personal life, having a committed, knowledgeable firm to zealously advocate on your behalf brings comfort and peace of mind. Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite, L.L.C. represents businesses, families, and individuals in litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

We are involved in a variety of practice areas and have extensive litigation experience ranging from simple motion practice to complex trials and a robust appellate practice. Based on our experience, we understand the general problems facing you prior to receiving your case. However, we know that every case is unique and we carefully review each case to ensure that we provide the most careful, efficient and effective representation. Although our knowledge and experience is invaluable, we understand that these are but the base cornerstones of effective litigation representation and that there is no substitute for diligence, hard-work and perseverance.

Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for each client. Sometimes this means negotiating a resolution outside of court; while other times, complex, persistent litigation is the only solution. In either instance we will take the time to explain your options and work with you to provide you with as much information as possible so that you are able to make informed and cost effective decisions. Your case deserves to be treated according to its own unique set of facts and with due consideration to the lasting consequences for you. Our firm possesses and provides the litigation experience and responsiveness you need to help you through the complex legal resolution process.

Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite, L.L.C.’s attorneys practice law in the following Courts:

  • All Louisiana District Courts
  • All Louisiana Appellate Courts
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Federal District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Federal District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Put a strong, determined litigator to work for you

Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite, L.L.C. knows that your time is valuable. That is why we stress efficiency throughout the process of resolving your disputes. We offer our clients:

Individual Attention

When you retain Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite, L.L.C., you receive the care, time and attention you deserve.

A More Cost-Efficient Model

We constantly seeks ways to cut your costs while maintaining the high level of legal services that you expect and deserve.


Our attorneys provide you with straightforward, honest answers to all of your questions. We ensure that you fully understand the litigation process and what to expect as your case moves forward. Our clients rely on us to help them set realistic expectations.

A Focus on Integrity

Downer, Jones, Marino & Wilhite, L.L.C. always has your best interests in mind. If protracted litigation is the only solution to achieve the proper outcome, we are ready. If settling your case early on will achieve the best result, we will take the time to explain why we believe it is in your best interest to settle instead of engaging in lengthy litigation.

Ready for trial

Downer & Wilhite, L.L.C. has the determination, tenacity and skill that are required to successfully litigate your case when litigation provides the best means of resolving your legal issues. Our professional courtroom demeanor and very careful preparation give us an edge as an assertive, strategic advocate.