Posted by a client
We were very pleased with Steve Townsend's representation. This is the second time that we used him. He was successful in securing a very good agreement on both occasions. He is knowledgeable and efficient.
Posted by Rick
I was in the law enforcement profession for 25 years and have been encircled by many defense attorneys in the profession. Obviously being in that profession I was always sitting on the prosecution side of the table; however, I found myself in a complex and unfortunate situation where I was required to find a qualified defense attorney.
One of my colleagues recommended Attorney Steve Townsend as the go to guy for an outstanding defense attorney. After meeting with Steve, the tempo was set, he was the one I chose to represent me in the defense of the charges I had to face. I found with Attorney Townsend he was honest, he never color coated anything, and wasn't one to tell you what you wanted to hear. I also discovered that he wasn't about numbers or displaying a character of a "Perry Mason" figure and always winning his cases. However, he was about taking the route that was best for his client and representing him with the utmost concern and understanding for feelings.
Although I was in the law enforcement profession and very experienced there were many legal avenues I wasn't aware that took place in the Federal criminal proceedings. I surely was never aware that this court favored the prosecution side and sitting in the defense was like being "guilty and proving your innocence" instead of "innocent until proven guilty" . Attorney Townsend felt my case was very defend able and had confidence in defeating the charges, but once he explained the unfairness for the defense in this particular court system, his interest wasn't about chalking one into his win column. His concern became what was in the best interest for his client. Having been involved with many defense attorneys through law enforcement I know that many times defense attorney's just want to make a deal in reduction of the charges, and be on their way to the next client. This approach was never displayed or dictated by this attorney, instead he recognized the unfairness, the good character in me, and what was best for myself & my family.
Once Attorney Townsend explained the unfairness that I would be faced with, the options that we had, and what was in my best interest, the decision was made. Believe me, after all my years sitting on the prosecution side of that table it wasn't an easy journey now sitting on the defensive side, but having Attorney Townsend was a great morale lifting, and one of the best defense attorneys I have been involved with. Believe me folks, Attorney Townsend is very knowledgeable, knows when his client is being railroaded, and certainly is educated into having his client make the correct decisions for the right coarse of action and in their best interest.
Although my particular case is upsetting and we both know that the arresting agency utilized questionable and unjustifiable tactics, we both also recognized the coarse of action needed to protect my family. Attorney Townsend's decision for the route we accepted wasn't about running to his next client to make the money, but about what was best for my family and me. What became even more amazing with this gentleman is after my case was completed, this guy still stays in touch with me, and still brings that morale lifting and brings me the confidence that is needed when one goes through such demoralizing circumstances. If anyone would ask me about Steve Townsend I would simply tell them he is NOT only a great defense attorney, but a truly honest and pleasantly honorable gentleman that cares about the people he serves. Thanks Steve for the work you put forth and knowing me as the genuine person that I am.
Posted by Amos
Attorney Townsend defended me on a case four years ago in the Harrisburg area, Dauphin County. The trial lasted four days, with a verdict of not guilty. Attorney Townsend was very diligently in researching all of the evidence, and planned the defense strategic. I believe if it was not for the hard work and time that Attorney Townsend put into this case, the outcome would have been a lot different.
Posted by Greg
Atty Townsend is currently representing me in an ongoing case. He and his associate have been more than trustworthy. They are very savvy in all aspects of the Law. Knowledgeable and responsive. They have kept me informed and up to date throughout this trying ordeal. I would highly recommend Atty. Steven Townsend. His knowledge of criminal law especially, is unsurpassed.
Posted by Ian
After making several calls to attorneys in the Pittsburgh area without much luck, I was given Mr. Townsend's number by a friend. The primary problem that I encountered was the combination of a hectic work schedule and living out of state limiting my travel options (most attorneys weren't willing to represent me without my traveling to PA). Mr. Townsend handled everything expertly, promptly and courteously and I didn't have to make a single trip to PA to have my legal issue resolved. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by a client
Steve is a great lawyer and person who is dedicated to his work and his client. I have had the pleasure of having Steve represent me and he did an exceptional job doing so.
Posted by Randy
Steven, has been a great help to me with all of my legal problems on keeping me informed on what was going to happen and what I need to do. I would highly recommand him to anyone.
Posted by Chris
Steven Townsend was very helpful when my son got into trouble. He helped guide us through the legal maze to a successful conclusion. I would certainly seek his advice again and recommend him to anyone needing a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by a Oil & Gas client
I signed an oil and gas lease with a landowner group. The groups' attorney who negotiated our lease, apparently wasn't representing the individual landowners. I contacted Steve at ShaleAdvice and he straightened out our issue with professionalism. I would recommend Steve for any oil and gas issue you may have.
Posted by john
Steve Townsend was an outstanding attorney, who saved my career after I was charged in a criminal matter. He is knowledgeable of the law. He is extremely thorough in his preparation. He was impressive during trial. He appeared confident, yet relaxed. He picked apart the prosecution, seemingly with ease, and got me acquitted of all charges.
He was a man of his word. He came up with a plan for defense, and stayed with the plan. If you have a serious legal problem, I strongly recommend Attorney Steve Townsend.