Our Team

Jack L. Townsend Sr.

Jack L. Townsend, Sr.

Jack L. Townsend, Sr. has been providing outstanding services for mediations and arbitrations throughout Florida since 1996.

While acting as a neutral mediator or consulting on effective Alternative Dispute Resolutions presentations, Jack has shown he has the ability to further the process and bridge the gap to resolving claims and disputes.

Background

  • FLORIDA SUPREME COURT CERITIFIED MEDIATOR FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, 1980
  • STETSON LAW SCHOOL, JURIS DOCTORATE, 1983
  • FLORIDA BAR MEMBER,1984
  • U.S. DISTRICT COURT, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, 1984
  • BOARD CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL ATTORNEY, 1993
  • HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BAR MEMBER
  • KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY MEMBER AND CERTIFIED JUDGE
  • TEMPLE TERRACE POLICE PENSION BOARD MEMBER
  • ALPHA GAMMA RHO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION MEMBER
  • TEMPLE TERRACE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER
  • TEMPLE TERRACE YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION—FOOTBALL COACH
  • HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOLS IMPROVEMENT TEAM MEMBER
  • JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL SUPPORTER AND VOLUNTEER
  • FIFTH GENERATION FLORIDIAN

Helen Townsend

  • Joined the firm 1996, to manage office affairs, financial matters and mediation processing
  • School volunteer: Jesuit Mothers Club, President; Young Middle Magnet School, PTA President; Temple Terrace Elementary, PTA President
  • Community volunteer: Friends of Lifepath Hospice, Temple Terrace Arts Festival, Temple Terrace Junior Women’s Club, Temple Terrace Youth Sports Association, Temple Terrace Little League
  • University of Florida, BS, Journalism


Julie Riggs

  • Joined the firm in 1997 as Mr. Townsend legal assistant
  • Mediation Coordinator, Paralegal and Notary Public
  • Community volunteer: she volunteers her time to help feed the homeless at a local soup kitchen and at a local stable helping handicapped children ride horses