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Josephine C Townsend

Josephine C Townsend

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family, Arbitration

About Me

Justice is important to everyone. No matter what type of legal issue you are presented with, find a lawyer that will listen to you, your needs and will spend the time to explain what can be a difficult process.


I work in Administrative Law most of the time, but I try to fit in some family law and personal injury law into my practice. I use a sliding scale for my clients and I believe strongly in public service.  In my "spare time" I teach law topics at a local college.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    15 years, 150 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    15 years, 100 cases
  3. Family: 15%
  4. Arbitration: 10%
    13 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($150-300/hour), Contingent (25%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Meredith McKell Graff

    I endorse Josie Townsend. She is very hardworking and does not give up. She is tenacious. She is smart and capable. She is very active in the Clark County Bar Association and has the respect of her colleagues. She is very helpful to new lawyers and always willing to lend a hand.


    Meredith Graff Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Josie is a very bright, resourceful and compassionate attorney who goes the extra mile to achieve success for her clients. She comes from a broad based legal backround excelling in a variety of legal arenas.


    Barbara Peterson Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

211 E 11th St Ste 104
Vancouver, WA, 98660-3248



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Leadership AwardCity of Vancouver2003
Expeditionary Medal - U.S. ArmyN/A1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Hearings ExaminerWashington State Department of Licensing2006 - Present
ProfessorWarner Pacific College2003 - Present
City ProsecutorCity of Vancouver2002 - 2005
Attorney At LawTownsend Law PLLC2001 - Present
Assistant Zone CommanderNew York State Police1983 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Clark County Bar AssociationMock trial facilitator2002 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationFormer Chair - Criminal Law Section2002 - 2006
Washington State Commission on Judicial ConductFormer Member2002 - 2007
Society of Human Resource ProfessionalsMember1996 - 2007

Publication NameTitleDate
Law & OrderThe Silence of Sexual Harassment2006
Criminal Section NewsletterCriminal Section Newsletter2006
Law and OrderProgressive Discipline2004

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University College of Law, SyracuseLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Chapman UniversityHuman Resource ManagementMA - Masters1997
State University of New YorkPublic AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SHRM TrainingEmployment Law and Legislative Issues2007
Department of Licensing HearingsDepartment of Licensing Administrative Hearings2007
Child Abuse ReportingChild Abuse Reporting2007
Coroner's InquestPolice Shooting2004