Overview

Jeff Townsend has more than two decades of trial and appellate experience. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in a host of litigation matters involving securities fraud, contract disputes and environmental matters, to name just a few. Jeff represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, including a natural gas utility’s claims to its insurers for periods dating back to the early 1900s for the cost of performing environmental cleanups in the tens of millions of dollars.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude 1988, Indiana University Indianapolis – Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • B.A. 1980, Indiana University, Bloomington (English)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 1988
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1988
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1991
Experience
  • Allen v. Great American Reserve Ins. Co., 766 N.E.2d 1157 (Ind. 2002)
  • American Home Assur. Co. v. Allen, 814 N.E.2d 662 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004)
  • Arnold v. City of Terre Haute, 725 N.E.2d 869 (Ind. 2000)
  • Bloemker v. Detroit Diesel Corp., 687 N.E.2d 358 (Ind. 1997)
  • Gerrard v. A.J. Gerrard & Co., 285 F.Supp.2d 1331 (S.D. Ga. 2003)
  • Governmental Interinsurance Exchange v. City of Angola, 8 F.Supp.2d 1120 (N.D. Ind. 1998)
  • In re Remonstrance Appealing Ordinance Nos. 98-004, 98-005, 98-006, 98-007 and 98-008, of Town of Lizton, 769 N.E.2d 622 (Ind. App. 2002)
  • OEC – Diasonics, Inc. v. Major, 674 N.E.2d 1312 (Ind. 1996)
  • Reed v. Central Soya Co., Inc., 644 N.E.2d 84 (Ind. 1994)
  • United Capitol Ins. Co. v. Special Trucks, Inc., 918 F.Supp. 1250 (N.D. Ind. 1996)
Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Former Member, Allen County Bar Association
  • Former Advisory Committee Member and Legal Counsel for Allen County
  • Barrister of the Benjamin Harrison Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Community Affiliations

  • Member, CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), Strategic Planning Committee (1995- 1997)
  • Member, Fort Wayne Community Schools (1996)
  • Member, Board of Directors, FAME (Foundation for Arts and Music in Elementary Schools) (1995- 1997)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Fox Island Alliance (Allen County Parks) (1995)
  • President, Walden Community Homeowners Association (1994-96)
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