Downes Recognized as 'Up & Coming Lawyer' by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Varnum attorney Jamie Downes been selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a 2015 Up & Coming Lawyer. She is among 30 members of Michigan’s legal community who will be honored at an award luncheon at the Detroit Marriott in Troy, MI on December 17.
Honorees for the annual award are selected by a committee based on their outstanding professional accomplishments, mentoring, and community involvement within their first 10 years of practice.
Downes is a member of Varnum's Estate Planning group, assisting clients in family and individual wealth and estate planning. She has a strong background in tax planning and compliance issues, and provided private client tax services at a major accounting firm prior to joining Varnum.
Downes' legal background includes serving as a senior clerk at a Chicago-based boutique firm focused on trust and estate matters. She also served a lengthy internship with the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent Tax Clinic, where she negotiated settlements with revenue agents, appeals officers and attorneys of the IRS and Department of Justice.