BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 8, 2013 – Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler
Snow) is pleased to announce that Helen Kathryn Downs has joined the firm’s Birmingham office.
Downs is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and Pharmaceutical,
Medical Device and Healthcare Group. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, complex commercial
litigation, financial services – regulatory and compliance, securities litigation, product liability law, and class actions.
“With Helen Kathryn’s experience, our Commercial Litigation and Pharmaceutical, Medical Device
and Healthcare practice groups are even better equipped to serve our clients,” said Donald Clark, Jr.,Chairman, Butler Snow.
Downs has successfully represented clients from the finance, mortgage, industrial and manufacturing
industries throughout her career. She’s been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for product
liability litigation and Alabama Super Lawyers® for civil litigation defense, business litigation and
personal injury defense: products. She is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Downs earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina before going on to earn her
Juris Doctorate at the University of Virginia, where she was the co-winner of the William Minor Lile
Moot Court competition and received the Stephen R. Traynor Award for oral advocacy.
Downs is a member of the American Bar Association, where she currently sits on the products
liability and consumer financial services committee. She is also the vice chair of the business torts
section of the Alabama State Bar. Downs is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association
and the International Association of Defense Counsel.
About Butler Snow
Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, is a full-service law firm with more than 250
attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from 15 offices globally.
Ranked as one of America’s Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is
recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms for client service. The firm was also named by BTI
on the Short List of Go-To Law Firms and also rated as a Hidden Gem. For more information, visit
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