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                                             Kim Higgins Townsend



                                                        244 Madison Avenue

                                                        New York, New York

                                                                  10016                         Phone:  516 816 0167

                                                     e-mail:              Fax:  917 591 5171




June 1998-Present             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 Steve G. Fauth


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





Born: November 4, 1953

Glen Cove, New York






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