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Jack Light Townsend

Jack Light Townsend

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Class Action, Mediation

About Me

Have you been injured due to the fault of another and need answers to your questions? Are you wanting an attorney who is Board Certified to represent you? Are you looking for a seasoned mediator to become involved in your case?
If so, then I am the attorney and mediator for you. Please send your case to us by e-mail or call 813-914-SEND (7363) to get my law firm working aggressively for you. Sincerely, Jack L. Townsend, Sr.


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As an attorney since
1984 I have maintained a commitment that hard work and persistence in the
pursuit of a cause will create opportunities for victories.  Also, in these pursuits I have always taken
the time to maintain a professional and ethical approach to each cause or
client.  I am “AV” rated, a Board
Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Certified
Arbitrator, and Federal Middle District of Florida Mediator and Arbitrator.


 


EDUCATION                                                                                          


 


Juris
Doctorate,
Stetson College of Law, 1983


                Stetson Mock Trial Team


                Stetson Public Defender Clinic


 


                Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, 1980


                Florida Blue Key


                President, College of Agriculture Student Council


                Alpha Gamma Rho Member


 


 EMPLOYMENT                                                      


 


1996-Present, The Law Office of Jack L.
Townsend, Sr., P.A.,
Temple Terrace, Florida.


               


1989-1996, Cook and Townsend, P.A., St. Petersburg, Florida.


 


           1987-1989, Assistant County Attorney, Hillsborough County, Tampa, Fla.


 


1987-1989, Hooker and Townsend, Tampa, Florida.


 


           1985-1987, Greenfelder, Mander, Hanson,
Murphy & Townsend,
Dade City             and Brooksville,    Florida.


 



AFFILIATIONS   



Florida Bar


Middle District of Florida


Florida Justice Association Member


Hillsborough
County Bar Association


University Of Florida Alumni Association


Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity Alumni Association and Education Foundation


City of Temple Terrace School Improvement Committee


from 1998 – 2007


City of Temple Terrace Police Pension Board 2005 - present,


Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Member and Education Committee
Chairman

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Car Accidents: 45%
    27 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Class Action: 25%
    7 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    27 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Mediation: 5%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (25-45%)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jack Townsend is an attorney who thinks outside the box in vigorously representing his clients' interests. He is well liked and respected by Tampa Bay attorneys and judges. I am proud to have him as a friend and trust him, unequivocally. Indeed, this is why I have designated him as my inventory attorney should I become incapacitated or die. Of further note, Jack is a popular and accomplished State & Federal Court Mediator often called upon to help the parties settle complex disputes such as ERISA claims and insurance bad faith.

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    Roy Glass Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Jack L. Townsend,Sr.

6408 E. Fowler Ave.
Temple Terrace, FL, 33617-2404

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198408/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1998
Board Certification- Civil TrialFlorida Bar1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
DirectorMediation Managers, Inc2010 - 2010
OwnerLaw Office Jack L. Townsend, Sr1996 - Present
PartnerCook and Townsend1989 - 1996
Assistant County AttorneyHillsborough County Attorney1987 - 1989
PartnerGreenfelder, Mander, Murphy, Dwyer & Morris1985 - 1987

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)N/A1989 - Present
Florida BarN/A1984 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Early Robinson v. Hillsborough Area Transit AuthorityReversed Summary Judgement

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaAgricultureBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Stetson University College of LawN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Temple Terrace Business ExpoBP CLAIMS 1012013
Lunch and Learn Temple Terrace Chamber of CommerceBP CLAIMS2013
17th Annual National Advance Forum on Bad Faith LitigationMediating the Bad Faith Case2008
14th Annual National Bad Faith ConferenceBad Faith Litigation and Mediation2006