About the Firm


Cole started Downey Estate Planning LLC with a simple goal: accessible, friendly legal advice about a difficult topic. With the resources available today, everybody deserves the peace of mind that estate planning provides. Our firm is dedicated to that mission, and goes the extra mile to make sure our clients are educated and prepared. 


Originally from Geneva, Illinois, Cole Downey earned his Bachelor of Arts from Monmouth College. While there, he was an editor for the Midwest Journal of Academic Research and a national competitor for the forensics team. Soon afterward he moved to Portland to pursue his passion in law. While attending Lewis and Clark Law School he was an editor for the Environmental Law Review, a volunteer with both the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and St. Andrews Family Law Legal Clinic, and a passionate advocate for the funding of student activities. 


Upon joining the Oregon State Bar, Cole chose to pursue estate planning based on the overall impact it has on generational wealth. Without proper estate planning, families lose opportunities and advantages that might otherwise benefit their successors. Downey Estate Planning LLC is his attempt to contribute to a solution. 

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