Maria S. Downham



Maria Downham assists clients in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution matters ranging from motion practice, discovery, settlement and trial. She also represents clients in investigations stemming from internal concerns, as well as external queries from state and federal authorities.

Prior Experience

Maria first came to the firm as a summer associate. She conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on warranty of merchantability, enforcement of contracts and sharing provisions in protective orders. Maria also assisted in drafting court documents, including motions to dismiss and motions to compel. In addition, Maria worked on a prisoner rights pro bono matter.

As a law student intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia, Maria conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on evidentiary issues and statutory interpretation, assisted in drafting motions, prepared questions for grand jury proceedings and led witness preparation meetings.

Before joining the firm, Maria served as a federal law clerk for Hon. James Patrick Hanlon at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Related Services


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Hon. James Patrick Hanlon, 2020-2021


University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. Virginia Journal of Criminal Law (2020)

University of Indianapolis
B.A. in Political Science & Psychology, summa cum laude (2015)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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