New York personal injury attorney Sean Downes represents a broad range of clients. One standout case occurred in 1996 when Downes won $3.25 million for a pregnant woman whose construction worker husband was killed when he fell from a building.
A Bayside, Queens native, Downes earned a bachelor's degree from Queens College (he spent his junior year in Dublin, where he became passionate about the political issues in Ireland), and a JD from Hofstra University. His brothers Larry, Kevin and Chris are also lawyers.
He is involved in the Brehon Irish Law Society, and credits his first big break to working to help Sean Mackin become the first Irish person to obtain political asylum in the U.S. He is one of the founders, along with his brother Larry, of the Friends of Sinn Fein.
Downes and his wife Marianne have two daughters, Mollie and Katie.
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