Samuel Townsend is an associate in the Boston office and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department. Mr. Townsend represents clients in complex commercial disputes, including:

  • Consumer class actions
  • Mass torts
  • Product liability litigation
  • Environmental litigation
  • General commercial litigation

Mr. Townsend has litigation experience covering all aspects of fact and expert discovery, motion practice, and trial.

While in law school, Mr. Townsend served as an editor for the Boston University Law Review and was a member of the Boston University Criminal Law Clinic. Prior to law school, he interned for the Honorable Justice Daniel J. Doyle of the New York State Supreme Court.

Mr. Townsend also serves as a member of the firm’s Associates Committee.

Pro Bono

Mr. Townsend's pro bono efforts include being actively involved in the EdLaw Project, which provides education advocacy for Massachusetts’ highest-risk youth.

Mr. Townsend’s experience includes representing:

  • Lands’ End in multiple class action products liability lawsuits regarding uniforms manufactured for Delta Airlines
  • Tom’s of Maine in class action litigation involving “natural” claims made concerning Tom’s personal care products
  • Philip Morris USA in various individual and class action products liability cases related to smoking and health, including multiple defense verdicts at trial
  • Philip Morris International in defending consumer class actions and aggregated smoking and health claims asserted by governmental entities
  • Numerous clients in providing products liability risk assessments and counsel in settlement discussions

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts

Education

  • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2015
    magna cum laude
  • BA in Philosophy & History, Syracuse University, 2012
    magna cum laude