Kim H. Townsend

Trial Attorney

P:212-683-7100 ext. 289

Meet Kim

Kim Higgins Townsend is a trial attorney, handling firm trial matters of all description and in particular, catastrophic high exposure cases.

Kim is a veteran New York City trial attorney, having taken over 200 jury verdicts, in addition to countless settlements, over the course of his lengthy career. He has been trying cases in the New York metropolitan region since his graduation from law school in 1979 when he was hired by Manhattan District Attorney Robert M Morgenthau as an Assistant District Attorney for Trial Buraeu 40, where he served for seven years. He thereafter served as an Assistant Suffolk County Attorney, focusing on sec. 1983 trials, involving police matters, in U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

When not in the office, Kim spends time with family, enjoys cycling, fishing and other outdoor activities and participates in various musical ensembles.

Prior Work Experience
  • In 1989, Kim joined a major Manhattan Insurance Defense firm as a senior trial attorney and later, partner. There, he learned the insurance business and tried dozens of cases to verdict on behalf of insurance companies, and their insureds, in the State and U.S District Courts of the New York City metropolitan area.
  • In 1997, Kim joined Transamerica Insurance Group to try cases for their Nassau-Suffolk-Queens in-house firm, Bell & Townsend. There, he learned how the insurance business works on the inside.
  • In 2000, Kim formed the Law Office of Kim H. Townsend, dedicated to trying cases for lawyers and law firms who were unable to handle the trial of matters they could not settle.

Practice Areas

  • Subrogation and Property Loss
  • Construction Accident
  • Construction Defect
  • Premises Liability
  • Trucking and Transportation


  • New York, 1980
  • U.S District Court, Southern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1986


  • Hofstra Law School, J.D., 1979
  • Hofstra University, B.A., 1976