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           Kim Higgins Townsend

                244 Madison Avenue

                New York, New York 10016

                Phone:  516 816 0167
                Fax:  917 591 5171




October 2018-Present

Gallo Vitucci Klar

Trial Counsel

June 1998-June 2018          

The Law Office of Kim H. Townsend


Private Practice: The firm’s primary business involves trying cases for other law firms who have been unable to settle their matters and must proceed to jury trial, including Labor Law, Premises Liability, Auto, Professional Liability, Products, Commercial Matters. Plaintiff and Defense and Insurance Defense. Also Criminal matters.


Representative institutional clients have included AIG, AIG Construction Claims, Chubb, Liberty, Royal, Reliance, Reliance National, Frontier, Lancer, Tower, Kemper, Nationwide and others. Also, Subrogation matters.



Chief Trial Counsel to

Law Office of Steven G. Fauth, LLC

Chief trial counsel to small insurance defense-based firm, handling personal injury cases; defense and plaintiff, and insurance subrogation trials.

Nov 1996-June 1998          

Bell & Townsend


Attorneys of Record for Transamerica Insurance Group (TIG). Principle Trial Attorney in 12 person, Mineola based, in-house personal injury law firm handling litigation in, Nassau, Suffolk and Queens. Primary responsibilities included handling and trying all major cases within firm.


Feb 1988-Nov 1996             

Jones Hirsch Connors and Bull


Partner. Senior trial attorney handling major trials within the firm, including catastrophic injury and other high exposure matters. Representative clients included AIG, AIG Construction Claims, Crawford & Co., Hyatt Hotels, CNA, Cigna, Continental, NYU, CMC and many others.  


April 1986-Feb 1988            

Suffolk County Attorney’s Office

Assistant County Attorney. Federal Tort Unit. Extensive Federal Civil Rights jury trials involving sec.1983 and related claims against Suffolk County Police Department.


August 1979-April 1986        

New York County District Attorney


Assistant District Attorney

Trial Bureau 40 Trial Counsel

Grand Jury, Felonies, Homicide.




Hofstra University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1979


Hofstra University

Bachelor of Arts, 1976


Suffield Academy

Suffield Connecticut, 1971




New York State

1st Department 1980



Southern District of NY 1986



Eastern District of NY 1986




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