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The Law Office of Kim H. Townsend
244 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10016


            Phone: 516 816 0167     
          Fax: 917 591 5171 



June 1998-Present              The Law Office of Kim H. Townsend


                                             Jury Trials: Personal Injury and Commercial: Plaintiff and Defendant   

                                             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.

                                             Plaintiff, Insurance Defense, Commercial.



                                             Practice Areas:

                                             Labor Law, Premises Liability, Auto, Professional Liability,

                                             Products, Commercial Matters.

                                             Plaintiff Firms Represented on Request.

                                             Defense Firms Represented on request.

                                             Institutional defense representation has included, among others,

                                             AIG, AIG Construction Claims, Chubb, Liberty, Royal, Reliance,

                                             Reliance National, Frontier, Lancer, Tower, Kemper,

                                             Nationwide, Meadowbrook, Century, Chartis, NYU, QBE and others.

                                             Also, Subrogation matters.


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,

                                             CAN, Cigna, Continental, NYU, CMC and many others.  


April 1986-Feb 1988            Suffolk County Attorney’s Office

                                             Assistant County Attorney. Federal Tort Unit. Extensive

                                             Federal Court 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 Counsel, Grand Jury, Felonies, Homicide.



EDUCATION                                 Hofstra University School of Law

                                          Juris Doctor, 1979


          Hofstra University

          Bachelor of Arts, 1976


          Suffield Academy

          Suffield Connecticut, 1971



BAR ADMISSIONS                        New York State

           1st Department February, 1980



           Southern District of NY, 1986



           Eastern District of NY, 1986


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