Rex D. Townsley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lake Charles, LA

The Townsley Law Firm
 | 3102 Enterprise Boulevard, Lake Charles, LA 70601-8722
Phone: 337-377-0584
Fax: 337-478-1577
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Rex D. Townsley is a partner at The Townsley Law Firm. From the firm's law office in Lake Charles, Mr. Townsley works diligently to protect the rights of Louisiana's injured victims and their families as they pursue personal injury compensation and workers' compensation and Social Security Disability benefits in cases related to the following:

• Motor vehicle accidents

• Medical malpractice

• Maritime and offshore injuries

• Wrongful death

• Workplace accidents

• Defective products

• Permanent disabilities

Mr. Townsley began his legal career in 1975 after earning his law degree from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and his admission to the Louisiana State Bar Association. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Louisiana's state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas have approved him to practice in their courtrooms, as has the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

In the more than 40 years that have passed since Mr. Townsley began practicing law, he has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers, along with a number of honors and awards. He has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which limits membership to those attorneys who have recovered at least $2 million for a client in a settlement or verdict.

Attorney Townsley is not only an active member of the legal community but also of his local community. He is an active sponsor of a number of community programs, including the St. Nicholas Center and The Children's Museum of Lake Charles, Inc.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
  • 40%Transportation/Maritime
  • 10%Workers' Compensation
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Admiralty & Maritime Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

Email Me

To: Rex D. Townsley
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About Rex Townsley

Admitted: 1975, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.townsleylawfirm.com/Attorneys/Rex-D-Townsley.shtm...

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 100 Lawyers of American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent Peer Rating

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1976
  • Louisiana, 1975
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Member
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Bar Association of Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Coushatta Tribal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • American Associaton of Justice
  • Louisiana Association of Justice, Board of Directors

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Louisiana State Bar Examiner

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Industrial vehicle crossed center line forcing plaintiff off the road - There was no contact between vehicles - Plaintiff lost control of vehicle and went off the road and struck a tree - No witnesses other than driver of industrial truck and the plaintiff - The defendant driver's co-worker and guest passengers claimed they did not see what occurred - Plaintiff suffered a herniated lumbar disk RECOVERY: in excess of $1,500,000.00
  • Chemical exposure claim - Plaintiff working for a contractor at a chemical plant - Claim against chemical plant - Exposure to H2S gas RECOVERY: in excess of $950,000.00
  • Chemical exposure claim - Plaintiff working for a contractor at a chemical plant - Claim against chemical plant - Exposure to H2S gas RECOVERY: in excess of $1,900,000.00
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Claim - Plaintiff herniated lumbar disk while rescuing a co-worker that fell through the grating on an offshore platform RECOVERY: in excess of $2,000,000.00
  • Plaintiff was working on an inland drilling barge when a piece of pipe came loose on the drilling rig and struck him in the head - Suffered brain damage RECOVERY: in excess of $14,000,000.00
  • Industrial explosion accident causing lumbar/cervical strain and mild closed head injruy secondary to blast - RECOVERY - In excess of $832,875.00
  • Seaman claim - Captain on tugboat injured when relief captain struck sandbar in the Red River causing back injuries to claimant/captain - RECOVERY:  In excess of $1,350,000.00
  • Industrial accident at a ntaural gas facility - Plaintiff was working for a 3rd party contractor when explosion occurred while plaintiff was cutting a pipe that had not been cleared of natural gas in the line nor was he warned natural gas was in the line before cutting the pipe.  Plaintiff suffered miled brain injury and elbow surgery - RECOVER:  In excess of $3,850,000.00
  • Early 1990's case - Products liability case - Over 25 year old asphalt machine with no grating/guard which had been removed before accident -  caused plaintiff to become a single leg amputee - RECOVERY:  In excess of $1,500,000.00
  • Seaman's case - Plaintiff was cashier at a local casino boat when she slipped and fell down stairs -  She suffered lumbar injuries - RECOVERY:  In excess of $893,000.00
  • Plaintiff was working on an inland drilling barge when a piece of pipe came loose on the drilling rig and struck him on the head - Suffered brain damage - RECOVERY:  In excess of $14,000,000.00
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Claim - Plaintiff fell through damanged grating on offshore platform causing brain damage - RECOVERY:  In excess of $8,000,000.00
  • Seaman was on lift boat when the lift boat fell causing back injuries - RECOVERY:  in excess of $500,000.00
  • 18 wheeler accident - female that underwent lumbar diskectomy due to injuries - RECOVERY:  In excess of $900,000.00
  • Maritime personal injury claim - Plaintiff was injured working on a local casino barge during construction - Cervical injuries resulted in performance of cervical diskectomy - RECOVERY:  In excess of $950,000.00
  • Maritime plaintiff on pleasure craft which capsized - He was a low wage earner that suffered lumbar and cervical injuries -  RECOVERY:  In excess of $900,000.00
  • Plaintiff involved in extremely contested seaman vs. workers compensation claim while working on the construction of the new Sabine River Bridge, Between Louisiana and Texas on 1-10 - He suffered fractures of left lower thoracic and upper lumbar spine      RECOVERY:  In excess of $500,000.00

Educational Background:

  • McNeese State University, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pre-Law
Show More
Office Location for Rex D. Townsley

3102 Enterprise Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70601-8722

Phone: 337-377-0584

Fax: 337-478-1577

Rex D. Townsley:

Last Updated: 5/28/2019

Page Generated: 0.45521712303162 sec