5.0 stars 32 totalReview Josephine Townsend
Posted by Cecilia
Josephine help me in the past with my divorce ten years ago. Last month, she helped us with an adoption process. She handle the process with care and professionalism. I highly recommend her for her hard work and determination to take care of what is needed. What she did for me and my kids during my divorce process, made a difference in our life's. I was happy to contact her again to help us with the adoption process. My husband and I feel blessed that she help us with it. Thank you!
Posted by a client
Josephine is a wonderful lawyer who takes her work very seriously, but also takes the time to be human with those she helps. She made me feel like family whenever I came into her office. Josephine handled our case like a true professional, always keeping us up to date and making sure we were doing everything correctly. I am very grateful to have had Josephine as my lawyer, I strongly recommend her to anyone who needs a lawyer who is willing to go the extra mile for you.
Posted by Alex K.
I hired Josephine last year to help with my case. My ex-wife was trying to take full custody of my child. She went to all extremes, threw me in jail, had over 10 declarations written against me, claiming neglect of my child, taking her to emergency after each of my visit, etc. It got ugly, and Josie gave me that piece of mind in the end. She was very up front of what to expect and didn't sugar coat things. I got more then I ever imagined and now I have a friend for life!
Posted by a client
Josie was recommended to be by a friend after a previous consultation with another attorney when I almost lost hope. Wow. What an amazing person she is. She listens, she trusts and she cares from the very begining. Josie, thank you for who you are and for all that you do. You are simply the best!
Posted by Kara
When my marriage of 24 years came abruptly to a halt, I was very scared and confused. Josie was recommended by 2 people I knew. She answered my email right away and got me in immediately for a consult. In just one meeting, she was able to put my mind at ease and connected with me as a person, not just a client. She was available to me anytime I had questions through out the divorce process. She not only successfully handled my divorce to my complete satisfaction, she helped me get my confidence and life back! I would highly recommend Josie to anyone needing an attorney that really cares about her clients even after the case is over!
Posted by Bruce
We sued the defendants, a collection agency, over 6 years ago for breach of contract and unpaid bills. Our first two attorneys allowed things to happen that diminished the value of our claim. Thankfully, Josie agreed to step in before we had no case left. She immediately painted a picture of realistic expectations, based on what was left of our case. Josie continually gave me homework to do in order to refute the lies of the defendants. She absolutely got some very important cornerstones of our case.
As she soon found out, opposing counsel was not inclined to play fair or nice. He, like his clients, tried to spin things, stall, cheat and actually lie. All the while though, Josie kept her integrity in check and refused to engage in such behavior...nor would she put up with their ridiculousness.
Josie was appalled to learn that the defendant's and their attorney wanted my personal & private medical records in order to agree to a continuance for interrogatories when I was diagnosed with a tumor in my pancreas. She didn't let that type of behavior interfere with her desire to bring resolution to our case. She sill maintained an extremely high level of professionalism.
Our case finally went to trial beginning March 23, 2015. Josie was well armed with statues to fend off 11th hour attempts by the defendant's and their attorney, to have the case dismissed. She was able to present our case in the manner I wanted, by being truthful and providing documentation.
The defendant's blatantly lied, played stupid and responded deceptively. She was patient with opposing counsel as he continually interrupted her with unnecessary objections, averaging over 20 objections per witness. She was professional enough to show opposing counsel how to use electronic equipment to aid with his presentations. She also pointed out where he should look when she was presenting exhibits to witnesses.
Josie didn't ridicule or talk down to the defendants while they were testifying, which would have been easy to do since they were playing coy or flat our lying...which she was able to prove.
Josie asked for me to write an opening and closing and questions for her to ask witnesses. This was huge because as I pay great attention to testimony and little details, I was able to regularly pass her notes for follow-up questions. I worked for the defendants so I know a lot about their procedures and practices, which was key to our success in this case. I suggested that we subpoena the officers of the defendant company, their employee wives and their attorney. Josie asked Connie and I to participate in everything as we are a team.
Josie required us to show respect in the court at all times, including standing for the jury upon entry and exit. Her courtroom etiquette is exemplary.
One of the key elements to our case was that the defendant's were engaging in breach by serving legal documents in cases they were a party to, which is clearly against state law. Josie was able to get them to admit and acknowledge this, on the record...and implicate their attorney as well.
The defendants tried to claim they were allowed to breach because we breached first. They tried to claim we overcharged them in their counterclaim. Josie, because of her thoroughness, proved that these claims and allegations were false. She backed the defendants into the corner wherein they admitted they were wrong.
After 6 yrs and 2 months, after a 4 day jury trial, the verdict came in...Verdict on both allegations for the Plaintiffs. Verdict on the counterclaim by the defendants denied.
The juror's said they didn't find defendant's and their attorney credible or likeable. On the other hand, they found us likeable and credible. They also said they absolutely loved Josie and found her credible.
Posted by Connie
Josephine Townsend is the best attorney I've had the pleasure to work worth. She was diligent, persistent, trustworthy, caring and reassuring. I can't speak highly enough on the excellent job. Her office staff is friendly, and helpful. She returns phone calls, answers questions and gives her honest opinion. I would highly recommend her. I will be forever indebted to her.
Posted by Linsi
Josephine Townsend truly saved my Fiances life, and both myself and my Fiance will forever be in debt to her. In April of 2013, my life took a turn for the worse on a Thursday Morning when my Fiance was arrested on a probable cause charge for Child Molestation in the second degree. From that point on, Josie was the only person who believed our story, and fought for his innocence over a years time period. Little did I know, prior to the arrest, that in the state of Washington a simple 10 minute game of soccer during broad daylight, in a public park, with a stranger, (14 year old girl), who has had a troubled past and multiple sexual molestation occurrences with other people, which has made her a hyperventilate individual, could somehow turn into a two year, superior court case in which my Fiances entire life and judge of character was put on the line. Throughout the most emotional, heart breaking, and frustrating situation that I have ever been through thus far in life, Josie was the only one by my side. When all was said and done, we endured an intense four day trial, and my Fiance was now looking at three counts of Child Molestation in the Second Degree, and three counts of Assault in the fourth degree. As my Fiance sat next to Josie in a court room of 12 jurors, myself, the prosecutor, my Fiances Father, the judge, and the judges clerk, we all awaited the verdict on the edge of our seats. I hope to God that I never have to feel that sickening feeling ever again as I pondered what was about to happen. However, the feeling that swept over me when the jury found my Fiance NOT GUILTY of all 6 charges, was by far the happiest feeling that I have ever felt thus far in my life. Without Josie, my Fiance could have been wrongfully put in prison for the rest of his life. I truly cannot thank her enough, and I would absolutely recommend her in ANY circumstance. Josie is a fighter, and will stop at nothing to defend her innocent clients. She is strong, trustworthy, intelligent, and caring. The time and effort that she put into my case was way more than I ever expected from the get go. Josie will forever be a friend of mine, and I know that GOD FORBID anything like this ever happens again, she is the lawyer that I want on my side.
Posted by Christy Bryans
Ms.townsend is handling my divorce and child custody case. She has been an amazing resource to my family and has always gone above and beyond what my expectations are. She works hard, 7 days a week and is available to me most nights until late evenings. She has ALWAYS returned my calls and emails promptly and has never disappointed me with her communication skills. She is a wonderful person, compassionate, and caring and will fight for what is right for all her clients. There were times I was not being realistic in my pursuits and Ms. Townsend was very clear always giving me advice even if it was not what I wanted to hear it was what I NEEDED to hear. She is fair, honest and forthright and will always look out for everyone's best interests that she represents. Josie has helped me out of one of the darkest periods of my life and helped me back on my feet. I will recommend her services to anyone needing legal advice. She is a true professional that restored my faith in the law profession.
Posted by a client
I hired Josie to represent me in my child relocation case against my ex wife. She did a mediocre job at best, it was annoying that she was constantly late for meetings, and often required several phone calls before she would get back to me.
When I was picking a lawyer I asked her point blank if she had ever been investigated by the state bar. She said no. Now I have read multiple news stories in the Columbian that she was investigated by the Bar in 2006 and entered a diversion agreement to avoid official sanctions in 2006 or 2007. I hired her in 2010.