Attorney & Staff Profiles
Glen S. Downey
Glen Downey is an associate with the firm of Healey & Hornack,
P.C. Prior to entering graduate school in his early twenties, Mr. Downey worked a variety of jobs including cook, waiter, busboy, customer service representative, retail clerk, and bartender. After graduate school, Mr. Downey taught English and creative writing at the University of Texas-El Paso and Elon University in North Carolina. Having experienced both the best and the
worst sides of the "American Dream," Mr. Downey entered law
school determined to fight for worker rights and civil rights.
Glen Downey graduated cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law
. He is also 1990 graduate of Kansas State University, where he was a
four year Dean's Scholar and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in
English and a minor in History. In 1993, Mr. Downey graduated from
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with an M.A. in Creative
Writing. While at SIU, Mr. Downey earned the English Department prestigious annual award for excellence in graduate research.
Mr. Downey is a member of the American Bar Association, the
Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the National
Lawyers Guild, the National Police Accountability Project, the American Civil Liberties Union and the AFL-CIO
Lawyers Coordinating Committee. Mr. Downey is also a member of the
American Civil Liberties Union's Legal Committee—Western Pennsylvania
In 2010, Mr. Downey was presented, along with Vic Walczak, Mike Healey, Jules Lobel, Sara Rose and others, with the Thomas Merton
Center’s New Person Award, recognizing his work as part of the G20
legal team that worked to secure the rights of all citizens to have
their voices heard during the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Downey is a frequent guest lecturer on labor law and civil rights issues.
A lover of live music and a voracious reader, Mr. Downey always has two or three books going at once. He is currently reading:
And currently listening to:
J.D., cum laude, Duquesne University School of Law
ABA Award of Excellence in Labor Law
CALI Awards: Civil Rights Litigation; Labor Law; Public Sector Labor Law; First Amendment
M.A., Creative Writing, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
- Alan M. Cohen Award for outstanding graduate research, 1992; Associated Writing Programs Poetry Prize – "Lo Siento"
B.A., English, Kansas State University
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals--3rd Circuit
- Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Litigation
- Union-side Labor Law
- Criminal Defense
- Individual Employment Law
- Unemployment Compensation