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Clay M. Townsend (Orlando, Florida)
Clay M. Townsend (Orlando, Florida)

Clay M. Townsend

AV Preeminent

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Licensed for 36 years

Serving Orlando, FL (view address)

Clay M. Townsend

Free initial consultation

Serving Orlando, FL (view address)

About Clay M. Townsend

Clay Townsend was born in Jackson, MS, July 12, 1955. He was raised in Orlando, Florida and graduated from Boone High School in 1973. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1978, cum laude, and from the University of Florida Law School, cum laude, in 1982 where he was a member of Florida Blue Key and the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Mr. Townsend also studied English common law at St. Edmonds Hall, Oxford University, England in 1979.Mr. Townsend formed the law firm of Griffin, Morgan, Linder and Townsend, P.A. in 1985 with John Morgan. He has represented clients in personal injury claims, as well as commercial, entertainment, and intellectual property litigation in multiple jurisdictions - state and… Read more

Clay Townsend was born in Jackson, MS, July 12, 1955. He was raised in Orlando, Florida and graduated from Boone High School in 1973. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1978, cum laude, and from the University of Florida Law School, cum laude, in 1982 where he was a member of Florida Blue Key and the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Mr. Townsend also studied English common law at St. Edmonds Hall, Oxford University, England in 1979.

Mr. Townsend formed the law firm of Griffin, Morgan, Linder and Townsend, P.A. in 1985 with John Morgan. He has represented clients in personal injury claims, as well as commercial, entertainment, and intellectual property litigation in multiple jurisdictions - state and federal - resulting in numerous million-dollar-plus verdicts, judgments, and settlements. Mr. Townsend has handled such high-profile cases, including suit against Britney Spears by her former manager, suit by the Backstreet Boys against their former manager, suit by Harlem Globetrotters legends like Curly Neal and Meadowlark Lemon against The Harlem Globetrotters, intellectual property cases for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and suit against Steven Spielberg regarding the iconic “Rear Window” to name a few.

Mr. Townsend’s recent verdicts include a $17.5 million judgment in October 2014 after an almost 3-week long trial in Orange County, Florida (Good Gateway, LLC and SEG Gateway, LLC v. Orlando Gateway Partners, LLC, et al) and a $900,000.00 verdict in June 2015 after a one-week trial (Blackwell v. Simmons) in West Palm Beach County, Florida.

He is active in a variety of community activities, including the Boone High School Athletic Board, President of the Gator Football Parents Association, being a founding member of The Orlando Shakespeare Festival, SunTrust Advisory Board, social chairman of The Orange County Bar Association and host/sponsor for 28 years of Central Florida’s Largest educational living history event - The Battle of Townsend’s Plantation - a Civil War re-enactment.

He founded Townsend’s Fish House and Tavern, a restaurant and night club, which he owned and operated from 1980 - 2000. He also developed the historic Townsend’s Plantation in Apopka, Florida, the site of numerous outdoor music festivals featuring national acts. Mr. Townsend has also managed artists, written and produced a play, “Your Humble Servant, Samuel Johnson,” and composed the original music.

In The Media

•Daily Beast Apologizes, Admits Former Notre Dame Football Coach Lou Holtz Never Called Immigrants 'Deadbeats'

Orlando Sentinel

Book Awards

•Constitutional Law
•Family Law
•Comparative Law

Recent Successes

$14,500,000.00 Verdict Good Gateway v. Orlando Gateway Partners Business Litigation 2014

$1,800,000.00 Verdict Isham v. City of Ft. Lauderdale Car Accidents 2008

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Morgan & Morgan

Areas of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Torts
  • Entertainment Law
  • Sports Law

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Credentials

Position

Attorney

Admission Details

Admitted in 1983, Florida
2005, Tennessee

University Attended

University of Florida
Class of 1977
B.A.

J.D., cum laude, 1982)
Class of 1978
Florida Blue Key (Vice President

Birth Information

Born in 1955
Jackson, Mississippi, 1955

Associations & Memberships

Memberships:

•Florida Bar Trial Lawyer's Section
•Florida Bar Entertainment Law Section
•American Bar Association (Entertainment and Sports Law section)
•Florida Justice Association
•Tennessee Bar Association


Payment Information

Contingency Fee
20% - 40%
Other Information
Free Initial Consultation

Location Details

Clay M. Townsend: Attorney at Morgan & Morgan

Orlando

20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600
Orlando, FL  32801
U.S.A.

Fax:

407-418-2048

Office Hours:

  • Monday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Tuesday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Wednesday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Thursday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Friday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Saturday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Sunday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Clay M. Townsend was admitted in 1983 to the State of Florida.
Is this attorney admitted to the bar in more than one state?
Yes, Clay M. Townsend is admitted to practice in Florida and Tennessee.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Clay M. Townsend has a 4.7 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Morgan & Morgan has 1750 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Clay M. Townsend attended University of Florida.

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