Congratulations to Ireland Stapleton attorney Tom Downey! Tom was selected as one of the 2023 Colorado Lawyer of the Year Honorees by The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in administrative and regulatory law.

Attorneys who receive the highest votes from their peers are selected as Lawyer of the Year Honorees. Only the top 5.3% of practicing attorneys in the U.S. were selected in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, and only 7% of those attorneys were selected as Lawyer of the Year Honorees, making this a significant distinction.

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Tom Downey is a regulatory attorney and shareholder at Ireland Stapleton with significant experience as both a government official and a private practice attorney. Tom helps his clients navigate all aspects of regulatory law and is well-known for untangling complicated issues that are regulated by local, state, and federal agencies. The majority of his practice consists of advising and representing corporate clients in the administrative, transactional, and disciplinary processes related to liquor licensing, legalized marijuana, and professional licenses governed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. He also represents investors, creditors, developers, intellectual property holders, and others in and around licensed industries.