Laurie & Brennan Welcomes New Partner Marissa Downs

January 12, 2021 Firm News

Laurie & Brennan is pleased to announce that Marissa Downs has joined our experienced construction litigation team as a partner in the firm. 

Marissa is a skilled litigator who focuses her practice on complex construction, technical commercial, and product liability disputes. Marissa has tried cases in both federal and state court and participated in multiple construction and contract-related arbitrations.    

Before law school, Marissa was an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense and a Hart Fellow with the International Rescue Committee in Rwanda.

Laurie & Brennan partner, Ryan Hiss captures the firm’s collective excitement:  “Marissa is a very talented attorney and brings a wealth of construction law knowledge to L&B.  She is an experienced and effective advocate who thinks quickly on her feet, remains calm under pressure, and provides clients with top-notch legal representation.  Marissa perfectly fits L&B’s mission of providing first-rate legal representation to the construction industry.” Marissa can be reached at (312) 583-7303 or via email at