Robert B. Downes graduated from Boston College Law School in 1968. He was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and practiced there for approximately two years before moving to Alaska to work as an Assistant District Attorney in Fairbanks.
Four years later, Robert entered private practice with Jay Hodges. When Mr. Hodges was appointed as a Superior Court Judge, Robert joined Richard Cole at the Law Firm of Cole & Downes which focused on civil and criminal litigation. Robert later formed a new law office with Dennis McKelvie. That firm eventually evolved into the Law Offices of Downes, MacDonald & Levengood.
In June of 2005, Robert was appointed as a Fairbanks Superior Court Judge. He retired from the bench in 2012.
Robert is the senior partner at Downes & Tallerico Law Firm, LLC. Robert is admitted to practice in Alaska, the United States District Court, and the United States Supreme Court. Robert is a member of the Tanana Valley Bar Association.
Amy J. Tallerico graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, with a concentration in Litigation.
Amy was an intern for the Fairbanks District Attorney's Office and the former Law Office of Downes, MacDonald, & Levengood. Upon graduation from law school, Amy worked as a law clerk for the Honorable David C. Stewart of the Alaska Court of Appeals where she worked on a variety of criminal law issues. After her clerkship, Amy worked as an Associate at the law firm of Zimmerman & Wallace where she gained extensive experience in different areas of civil law.
Amy is admitted to practice in Alaska and the United States. District Court. She is a member of the Alaska Bar Association and the Tanana Valley Bar Association.
Areas of Practice
PERSONAL INJURY WORKERS COMPENSATION
FAMILY LAW CRIMINAL DEFENSE
WRONGFUL CONDUCT ESTATE PLANNING
LANDLORD / TENANT ISSUES COLLECTIONS / LIENS
*See Areas of Law for a detailed list of matters handled
Phone: (907) 474-4LAW (4529)
Fax: (907) 328-0590
P.O. Box 72419
Fairbanks, AK 99707-2419
330 Barnette Street, Suite 201