Results Matter.

The team at Downing Gilliam Law will use their 15+ years of experience working in various prosecutors’ offices to pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

We offer representation for all criminal allegations from DWI to aggravated assault and all offenses in between.

The criminal justice system can be confusing, embarrassing and often times, daunting.  The outcome of your case can be detrimental to your personal freedoms and make a significant impact on those around you.  We offer representation in criminal defense that is aggressive and results driven in Rockport, Texas and surrounding counties.

Take comfort in knowing that the defense team at Downing Gilliam Law is on your case and on your side.

Every Person Who Walks Through Our Door Is Important To Us.

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Kelsey A. Downing is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law, making her a specialist in her field.

Kelsey A. Downing is the former First Assistant to the Aransas County District Attorney, has over 10 years of experience as a dedicated, criminal-trial lawyer and enthusiastic, high-level prosecutor. 

Kelsey graduated from St. Mary’s University – School of Law in May of 2010, where she was the only graduate in her class to earn a concentration in Criminal Law.  As a law student, Kelsey held an internship with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, she also engaged in criminal defense work as a student attorney with the Criminal Justice Clinic at St. Mary’s School of Law.   This solidified the foundation of her love for the criminal justice system.  Ms. Downing further developed her passion by assuming the role as a prosecutor in San Antonio, earning her a reputation of a top, trial-attorney.  In the years immediately proceeding her time as the First Assistant for the Aransas County District Attorney’s Office, Kelsey served as a prosecutor in Harris County, the third largest District Attorney’s Office in the Country.   


In 2016, Ms. Downing’s commitment to serve, as well as educate, the community landed her a seat as a member/instructor for the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association DWI Task Force.  This task force conducts educational presentations to law enforcement and prosecutors regarding DWI issues.  Kelsey’s well known passion for the criminal justice system resulted in her being a guest presenter for several seminars, including the Crimes Against Children Child Abuse Summit in Corpus Christi, Texas, the TDCAA Annual Legislative Conference in Galveston, Texas,  and the Texas Association of Counties Judicial Seminar in Waco, Texas. 

Kelsey has taken hundreds of criminal cases to trial ranging from murder, sexual assault of a child, drug possession, driving while intoxicated cases, theft and even solicitation of murder.  She has also drafted over a dozen criminal appeal briefs to the 13th Court of Appeals, all of which have been affirmed.  Ms. Downing has also successfully argued before the four justices of the 4th Court of Appeals, in Bexar County, Texas.  Kelsey is one of only 838 attorneys in Texas that is certified in Criminal Law by the Board of Legal Certification, which makes her an expert in the field of Criminal Law.   Let her and her team’s experience work for you. 

Kori De Los Santos is our firm’s in-house investigator.  She holds three degrees in Criminal Justice and Science including a Master’s degree in Criminology from Loyola University in New Orleans.  Ms. Del Los Santos brings with her over 15 years of investigative experience that includes, forensic Interviewing, forensic evidence collection, and forensic technology analysis.  She knows and understands the communities and courts in South Texas and will use that information to better serve our clientele.  By using Investigator De Los Santos’s vast knowledge of sentencing and punishment in our State and local courts we can evaluate your case effectively to ensure we are obtaining the best possible outcome.  Kori will review each case carefully, by looking at it in its entirety, to safeguard nothing is overlooked either by law enforcement or the state’s attorneys.  Mrs. De Los Santo’s consistently uses a hands-on approach in assessing cases that ensures our firm is providing the best possible representation for all of our clients.

Kelsey and her team are ready to passionately defend your rights.

2808 Traylor Blvd., Rockport, TX

(361) 557-0277


When you need a criminal defense attorney whom you can trust turn to Downing Gilliam Law.  We invite you to contact our team today to get started with a free consultation.

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