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Sean P. Downey

Sean P. Downey


Sean assists clients with mass tort and product liability matters.

As a student, Sean always knew his strengths lay in research, writing, analysis, and argument, and he thrived on his high school debate team. He knew a career in law would make use of all of these skills, and he readily gravitated toward litigation during law school.

During his summer associateship, Sean was introduced to mass tort and product liability litigation and found that he enjoyed the challenge of legal research and writing in this area. He began his career handling mold exposure cases, as well as suits involving cleaning products and accompanying chemical exposure allegations. In addition, Sean also has an interest in energy and environmental law.

Sean performs extensive document review for cases, assists with depositions and cross examinations, and drafts summary judgment motions and briefings in preparation for trial. He’s known not only for his research and writing skills, but also for his quick response time: Sean’s goal is to get partners and clients the answers they need as soon as they need them.




  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.S., Creighton University


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Minnesota Bar Association
Outside the Office

Sean is at his happiest when he’s outdoors: he loves hiking, birdwatching, and camping, both close to his Minneapolis home and back in his native South Dakota. After growing up nearby, some of his favorite places in the world are the Black Hills and the Badlands.

Sean also enjoys cooking, traveling, and visiting his family and fiancée in Chicago.

Community Leadership

Sean volunteers with a program through National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, helping Ukrainian law students practice their English skills.