Boozer Downs, Jr.
 
     
 

Professional Qualifications

Since 1998, B. Boozer Downs, Jr. has practiced law in the Bibb County area. He is counsel to the now incorporated Town of Woodstock, Alabama. He is the also the Prosecutor for the Town of Woodstock, Alabama, holding this position since 1997.

A 1973 graduate of the University of Alabama, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1976 and was licensed to practice in the state the same year.

Mr. Downs is also licensed to practice in the Eleventh United States Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth United States Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, the Southern District of Alabama, and Middle District of Alabama as well as in military courts.

 
     
     
     
 

Professional Experience

As a Partner with Downs and Berg, LLP, he practiced municipal law, real estate, litigation, mediations, arbitrations, worker’s compensation, product’s liability, employment law litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation as well as conducting the general practice of law.

At Dominick, Fletcher, Yelling, Wood, & Lloyd, P.A. from 1991-1998, Mr. Downs practiced civil litigation and trial law. Types of cases handled were products liability, vehicular accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, business litigation, premises liability, real property condemnation, tractor-trailer liability, employment discrimination, real property evaluation appeals, probate and estate litigation, insurance coverage litigation, blasting damage litigation, consumer finance litigation, ERISA benefits litigation, construction litigation such as design issues and construction defects.

From 1989-1996 Mr. Downs was the special assistant to the Attorney General, and from 1994-1996, he was a Special Assistant District Attorney for Jefferson County.

He is a trained and certified mediator, since 1996 and was appointed as a certified neutral or mediator by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in 1998.

 
     
     
     
 

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Alabama State Bar
Birmingham Bar Association
President, Young Lawyers Section, Birmingham Bar Association 1984-1985
Member, Executive Committee Birmingham Bar Association 1992-1994
Chairman, Military Law Committee, Alabama State Bar Association 1997-2000
Member, Defense Research Institute
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Associate Member, International Association of Assessing Officers
American Judicature Society
The Workmen’s Compensation Association of Alabama
The Birmingham Bar Association Foundation, original Board of Directors
Tuscaloosa Bar Association
Municipal Attorneys Association of Alabama
“A” rating in Martindale-Hubble legal directory since 1986

 
     
     
     
 

Military Experience

LTC (Ret.) U.S. Army Reserve, JAG Corps.
Completed Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army 1991
Army Reserve duty 1970-1995
Experience included providing legal advice to military commanders on a wide range of issues such as military law, federal law, ethics, personnel and employment law as well as providing legal assistance to soldiers and dependents.

 
     
     
     
 

Community Activities

Mr. Downs is active in many community activities including All Saints Episcopal Church, Homewood, Alabama; is a founding member of the Magic City Civitan Club; a member of the Alabama Wildlife Association, and the University of Alabama Alumni Association.

 
     
     
     
 

Seminar Speaker

He is a noted seminar speaker including topics such as:

Ad Valorem Tax Appeals
Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force
Regional Seminars for Court and Police Officials
To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, as it relates to the legal profession
Trial Procedure in Civil Cases

 
     
 

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