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Roger M. Townsend

Roger M. Townsend

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Copyright Infringement, Litigation, Complex transactional

About Me

Mr. Townsend’s practice emphasizes
intellectual property and business litigation on behalf of both companies and
consumers.  He is veteran to state and
federal court, as well as commercial arbitration.  Mr. Townsend’s practice has evolved over the
years, providing him a rich background in business transaction and intellectual
property licensing, which he uses to counsel companies in the technology, media
and mobile services arenas.  Mr. Townsend
began his career in the prestigious position of law clerk to the Honorable
William L. Dwyer in U.S. District Court.  He subsequently served as clerk to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge
Robert R. Beezer.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
  2. Complex transactional: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Copyright Infringement: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • William R Sherman

    Roger Townsend is a superb lawyer who is a pleasure to work with. I have often referred clients to him, and they have invariably been more than satisfied with his work.


    William Sherman Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sidney Christopher Winter

    I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Townsend on a number of occasions. He is a superb strategist, a persuasive advocate, and a first-rate writer. Truly a first-class litigator.


    Sidney Winter Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Breskin Johnson & Townsend, PLLC

1111 Third Avenue
Suite 2230
Seattle, WA, 98101-3292




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2010
Super Lawyer - Top 40 in intellectual propertyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Pro Bono Attorney AwardFederal Bar AssociationN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBreskin Johnson & Townsend PLLC2007 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re: Washington Mutual Derivative LitigationN/A
In re WSB Shareholders Derivative LitigationN/A
Szen Corp. v. Anderson et al.Obtained preliminay injunction; case settled

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Wesleyan UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2007 Business Law Section Midyear: Trends and Updates to Refine Your PracticeCopyright Issues2007