Edward Downey graduated from the University of Florida in 1981 with a Finance degree. Edward received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Law School in 1984 and became a member of the Florida Bar in 1984.
Edward and his wife Julie reside in Jupiter, Florida. They have four children, Ted and John (both of whom are attending the University of Florida), Meg, and Caroline.
Edward has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates (by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization in Education). Edward is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves on the Fiduciary Litigation Committee of that organization.
Edward is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, having served as the President of the Bar Association in 1999/2000 and he currently serves on the Probate and Guardianship Practice Committee. Edward is the Past Chairman of the Florida Bar Probate Litigation Committee and currently serves as a member of that Committee, as well as the Florida Bar’s Probate Law Committee and Trust Law Committee.
Edward has been active in a number of local legal and community organizations, including the 15th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (having served as Chairman of the Commission), the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Palm Beach County and Leadership Palm Beach County.
Edward has lectured frequently on probate and probate litigation topics and authored various materials on the subject for local and statewide bar associations.