A seasoned trial lawyer and adept communicator, Helen Kathryn Downs has advised major corporations for more than two decades, helping manage risk and identify compelling legal defenses. In 2017, Helen Kathryn founded a forward-looking law firm – Law in Motion: Downs, LLC. The firm embraces the latest neuroscience to be highly persuasive trial counsel. The firm also offers advisory & litigation services for cutting-edge technologies, such as the Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data & business analytics, robotics and drones, as well as more traditional practice areas.
Helen Kathryn has been recognized a number of times, including her listing in CVN’s Top 10 Defense Verdicts (2016), selection by Alabama Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who in Legal Product Liability Defence & Life Sciences, and AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell for the past 15 years. She’s a lifelong student of effective communication, creative thinking and innovation.
Clients and colleagues describe Helen Kathryn as a strategist – pragmatic, perceptive and fiercely curious. She has a gift for translating complex information into plain terms, and her personal warmth, empathy and humor come across whenever she presents. She’s a straight-shooter, who swiftly builds credibility with judges, jurors and other lawyers.
Helen Kathryn obtained a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. At UVA, she and her partner, Jason Brener, won the Lile Moot Court Competition, and Helen Kathryn received the Stephen R. Traynor Award for Oral Advocacy.