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James G. Downey IIIJames G. Downey III

Associate Attorney

James was born in San Francisco, California but has called North Carolina home since middle school. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he pursued degrees in History and Political Science. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Appalachian School of Law in 2011 and subsequently passed the North Carolina Bar Exam. James has worked as an attorney in the Piedmont Triad Area since 2012. He became licensed to practice law in Florida in 2013 and in Michigan in 2017.

James has always had a passion for using his talents to help others. Finding his calling in the legal profession, James finds his greatest job satisfaction in helping others navigate the law and the court systems. Practicing domestic and family law provides a tremendous opportunity to provide a service to the communities in Winston-Salem and beyond. James knows that the decisions that take place in domestic and family are some of the most important and life-changing decisions a person can make, and is thankful for the opportunity to provide legal advice in these areas.

At home, James spends quality time with his wife Jana, for whom he loves to cook, and his rescue pup Watson.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – 2007

  • B.A. in History
  • B.A. in Political Science

Appalachian School of Law – Juris Doctor – 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2011
  • Florida, 2013
  • Michigan, 2017

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer’s Division

Call (336) 390-4774 or contact us online to learn more about our associate attorney in Winston-Salem.

“Mr. Hartsoe was my lawyer in a child custody case. Every goal that we set was reached. His experience and knowledge in child custody was beneficial in outcome of my case. I was granted full custody of my child. I have recommended Tony to several people and will continue to do so.”

- Trent
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