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Phil Downer speaks around the U.S. at Prayer Breakfasts, outreach events and professional luncheons.  He has served as one of the senior partners in a 50-attorney law firm having offices in Atlanta, Washington, Dallas, and San Diego. In addition to his trial practice, he has written and lectured extensively on the topic of trial practice and litigation, and co-authored the book, Condominium and Homeowner Association Litigation

A popular speaker at men's events, Phil also speaks at couples events with Susy, his wife of 41 years, and at family conferences with his six children. He is the author of Eternal Impact: Investing in the Lives of Others, A Father's Reward, Optimize Your Marriage, Brave, Strong and Tender, and From Hell To Eternity: Life After Trauma – a book that details the story of how this Viet Nam veteran worked through the aftermath of war to learn the keys to building a vibrant family life and strong profession as a successful attorney. He served as president of CBMC, a nationwide non-profit organization, for a decade. He and Susy are co-authors with Dave and Teresa Ferguson of Unlimited Partnership: Building Intimacy & Teamwork Into Your Marriage.   Phil is also the editor and coauthor of Effective Men's Ministry, published in 2001 by Zondervan, and the author of From Hell To Eternity: Life After Trauma, a book he co-authored with Susy and with two of his children, Paul and Anna.  Phil’s story was also featured in the award winning Day Of Discovery TV series The War Within.

A former machine gunner who served in Viet Nam with the United States Marine Corps (1967-1968), Phil received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 1972, and a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 1975.

Phil Downer is President of DNA and can be reached at