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David Downey

Attorney at Law

David is a solo practitioner with a focus is on real estate and criminal defense in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Delaware. Additionally, David is of counsel at Stern & Eisenberg, handling both transactions and litigation, connecting him to a wealth of resources and experienced senior counsel.

With an interest in providing legal counsel for other real estate professionals, he remains current on changes in the local real estate market. He provides guidance to real estate investors, agents, and loan officers, in all areas of real estate including compliance and financing. He has formed various business entities for real estate investors and manages the local closings for a private equity firm out of the New York City area. He has managed negotiations with homeowner and condo associations, as well as stalled foreclosures through loss mitigation plans. David has litigated tax sales, post-closing disputes, ejectments, evictions, title actions, land disputes, and construction matters. David has a close affiliation with Terra Abstract in Warrington, Pennsylvania, enabling him to provide additional real estate services for each transaction.

David is a passionate advocate for defendants facing criminal charges. He has experience with DUI/DWI, drug crimes, grand theft, burglary, violent offenders, resisting arrest, probation violations, expungements, juvenile offenses, license suspensions, and other traffic matters. He has worked as conflict cases for the Public Defender’s Office of the Montgomery Bar Association, with a relentless dedication to ensure the best possible outcome for every defendant.

After completing a year and a project for the Montgomery Bar Association Leadership Academy, David was appointed Vice Chair to the Criminal Defense Committee, where he works closely with top litigators in Montgomery County. Recently, David was appointed to the Montgomery Bar Association Board of Directors.

Additionally, David has successfully defended students, who were academic dishonesty claims, at the collegiate level. Of note, David settled a malpractice case involving a patient who was diagnosed with pneumothorax from an acupuncture and cupping incident. Additionally, he has formed a limited liability corporation and franchise for Prime Intensity Training, LLC in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

"Regardless of your goals or legal issues, I will take the time to be an exceptional advocate and provide the best possible outcome. "

With over two decades of experience in residential real estate lending, investing, and venture capital, David can provide insight based on personal experience through various market cycles. In 2001, David graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He navigated his way through the ever-changing lending market, which included the 2008 Housing Market Crash and the compliance-driven years following the passing of The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010. In 2012, David enrolled in an evening program at Widener University Delaware Law School.

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Montgomery Bar Association

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Montgomery Bar Association

  • Vice Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association Criminal Defense Committee

  • Leadership Academy of the Montgomery Bar Association

  • Board Member for Oakwood at Plymouth Homeowners’ Association

  • Attorney for Montgomery Child Advocacy Project

  • Volunteer and contributor for Angels of Christmas, Philadelphia

  • Volunteer for Children’s Crisis Treatment Center


  • J.D. Widener University Delaware Law School

  • B.A. Business Administration - Temple University

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