Mayanne Downs Attorney At Law
General Counsel and Shareholder
Orlando 301 East Pine Street Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801
Mayanne is General Counsel for GrayRobinson and has been a Shareholder since 2012. She served as GrayRobinson's President and Managing Director from 2016-2019, the first woman to hold that position. She has served as president of the Orange County Bar Association, the Legal Aid Society, the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the 100,000-member Florida Bar. She graduated at the top of her class from the University of Florida, and is a member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame. Mayanne was the first women to serve as Orlando’s City attorney, and held that position since being appointed by the Mayor in 2007. She is proudest of being the first female managing partner of a major law firm in the Southeastern United States and the single parent of Barry, a Nashville musician, and Savannah, a third generation graduate of the University of Florida College of Law.
Mayanne received both her bachelor’s and juris doctor from the University of Florida. In law school, Mayanne held two senior editorial positions at the University of Florida Law Review; was chancellor of the Student Honor Court; a member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame; tapped into Florida Blue Key; received numerous book awards and graduated with highest honors. She also was inducted into Order of the Coif.
Mayanne currently serves on the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which investigates and adjudicates allegations of judicial misconduct.