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Shaye L. Downing

Phone: (785) 842-6311
Fax: (785) 842-6312

Paralegal - Melanie Weaver
Legal Assistant - Cathy Moreland

Shaye Downing originally began working with Sloan Law Firm as a law clerk in 2003. Her skills in organizing complex litigation and tackling legal issues then brought her to the firm as an Associate Attorney in 2005. She achieved member status in 2009. She now splits her practice between family law and civil litigation.

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D.
    Moot Court
    Black Law Student Association
  • University of Kansas, B.S. Psychology and Sociology

Admissions

  • Kansas
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Women Attorneys Association of Topeka
  • Douglas County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Topeka Bar Association, Membership Committee
  • Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys, member

Awards and Recognition

  • 2013 Recipient Kansas Bar Association Pro Bono Certificate
  • 2009 Recipient Kansas Legal Services Pro Bono Services Recognition

In the Community

  • Commissioner, Topeka Housing Authority
  • Leadership Topeka, Class of 2008
  • Adjunct Instructor, Washburn University School of Applied Studies

Publications and Public Speaking

  • "Interactive Interviewing and Effective Information Gathering."  Kansas Paralegal Association Annual Seminar, June 12, 2009

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Family Law

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