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Dalton L. Townsend

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Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone:
865-292-2241
Fax:
865-292-2321
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Dalton Townsend graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1965. In his senior year he was named a Torchbearer. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee and was admitted to the Bar in 1968. While in law school, he was case notes editor for Tennessee Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. After law school, Mr. Townsend served as an Army officer with duty in Vietnam. He was managing partner of Hodges, Doughty & Carson from 1997 through 2003. He served as Chairman of the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization for 2010. Mr. Townsend is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, past chairman of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Mid South Super Lawyers. He has served as a member of the Knoxville Bar Association Board of Governors and as a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Committee for the Study of Standards of Professional Conduct, 1995-97. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal court. Mr. Townsend served as president of Cherokee Country Club from 2003 until 2005. His hobbies include travel, fishing, and golf.

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Medical Device Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Tort

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1967
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Tennessee Law Review, Case Notes Editor
  • University of Tennessee
    • B.S. - 1965
    • Honors: With Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyer 2011 - Personal Injury Defense: General
  • Cityview 2011-12 Top Knoxville Attorney - Personal Injury-Motorcycle Accidents & Wrongful Death-Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants & Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2012 - Personal Injury Defense: General
  • Cityview 2012-13 Top Knoxville Attorney - Personal Injury - Auto Accident - Defense, Personal Injury - Motor Cycle - Defense, Wrongful Death - Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants & Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Super Lawyers 2013 - Litigation-Personal Injury Defense: General
  • Cityview 2013-14 Top Knoxville Attorney - Personal Injury-Auto Accident Defense; Personal Injury-Motorcycle Accident Defense; Product Liability-Defense; Wrongful Death-Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 - Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liabiity Litigation-Defendants. Listed as Best Lawyer since 1995.
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2013 - Personal Injury Defense: General

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The American Inns of Court, (Master of the Bench Emeritus, Hamilton Burnett Chapter)
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation, (Chairman 2001-2002)
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization , (Chairman 2010)

Past Employment Positions

  • Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC, Managing Partner, 1997 - 2003

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Gamma Delta

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