Two more Downey Brand attorneys leave to form boutique law firm

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 - 11:37 am

Two more lawyers have left the Sacramento law firm of Downey Brand LLP to form a local boutique law firm.

Nicole Gleason and Danielle Stephens left the large downtown firm last week, and with founding partners Jennifer Hartman King and Brandon Williams, launched the Sacramento firm of King Williams & Gleason LLP, specializing in environmental, real estate and business law.

The firm, with offices at 520 Capitol Mall, Suite 750, said its client list ranges from Fortune 500 companies and municipalities to individuals and “mom and pop” companies.

Earlier this month, two former Downey Brand attorneys, Patrick Mitchell and G. Braiden Chadwick, left the firm to form their own firm, specializing in land-use issues. Mitchell Chadwick LLP at 3001 Lava Ridge Court, Suite 120, in Roseville, said six of its attorneys previously worked with Downey Brand’s land-use practice.

The recent moves are part of what legal industry analysts have identified as a national trend – skilled, experienced attorneys leaving larger firms to form boutique law firms specializing in specific segments of law. Health care law, environmental law and firms targeting legal issues associated with aging baby boomers and inheritance are among the segments being served by the boutique firms.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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