From birth, Paige Tungate was destined to be a legal ethics lawyer. Both Paige’s parents are attorneys. Her mother was a prosecuting attorney and judge in southern Illinois, and her father runs a private law practice in Flora, Illinois.
Paige earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Webster University, where she and her twin sister were stars on the Women’s Tennis Team, helping it qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2010 (and again in 2012).
Paige then attended the University of Missouri School of Law, where she was an associate managing editor of the Journal of Dispute Resolution.
Since joining Downey Law Group in May 2017, Paige has worked on a wide range of legal and professional ethics matters. These matters include virtually all practice areas of Downey Law Group. Matters where Paige has provided a particularly strong contribution include:
- Preparing Missouri Supreme Court briefs in multiple Missouri lawyer discipline proceedings
- Second-chairing a major lawyer discipline case defending charges relating to a lawyer’s alleged false statements to law enforcement
- Preparing responsive pleadings and dispositive motions for legal malpractice and professional negligence cases
- Defending and arguing dispositive motions on behalf of an accountant in a fee dispute
- Researching and drafting updates for the 2018 edition of the American Bar Association’s Annotated Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions
Prior to joining Downey Law Group, Paige worked at two mass-tort plaintiff law firms in the St. Louis area.
Outside of practicing law, Paige enjoys playing tennis, attending concerts, and supporting her favorite sports teams (the St. Louis Blues, Green Bay Packers, and Real Madrid).
Paige is admitted to practice in Missouri (2015) and Illinois (2016), as well as in several local federal courts.