Our Story

Founded in 1989 with trust

Our Story

Timothy Stanford and Jay Downs, Founders of Downs & Stanford, P.C.

Downs & Stanford, P.C., with offices located in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, handles a variety of civil legal matters across Texas, including the defense of catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, the defense of workers’ compensation claims, insurance coverage matters, business and commercial litigation, business entity formation, commercial transactions, appellate law, and subrogation.

Since our founding in 1989, we have intentionally presented ourselves as a cohesive firm, bringing together a wealth of experience within our practice areas.  Our top priority is protecting our clients’ interests and as a team we are dedicated to building long-term relationships by being attentive counselors, listening and responding to our clients’ needs, and explaining their options.  We protect the financial interests of our clients through our extensive experience and proven track records and by charging fair, reasonable fees.

We offer a single point of contact for our clients throughout a case—from administrative proceedings all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary. Whether you are a business leader in need of a highly regarded legal expert, or a fellow attorney in search of qualified counsel, Downs & Stanford has the level of knowledge and commitment you demand in a legal partner.


Downs & Stanford, P.C. is recognized by Primerus — an international alliance of law firms that meet the highest quality of ethical standards.

This honor is based on our firm’s credentials, as well as ratings by our clients, other attorneys, and judges.

The firm has also received the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s leading rating group for attorneys. In addition, Downs & Stanford, P.C. is recommended by Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters.