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Lake Charles Personal Injury Lawyers

The Townsley Law Firm is a firm dedicated to one purpose: justice for our clients who are victims of maritime injuries, offshore accidents, industrial injuries, auto accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, and other serious injuries.

We provide the highest caliber of legal service available to residents of Louisiana, Texas, and across the nation. Our personal injury law firm is based in Lake Charles in southwest Louisiana and serves the surrounding parishes of Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Beauregard, Allen and Vernon. We are lifelong residents of southwest Louisiana and care deeply about the rights and wellbeing of our neighbors and community.

Our Firm Is Built On A Reputation For Results
Attorneys Rex and Todd Townsley have established a reputation for aggressively pursuing their legal clients' rights in and out of the courtroom. Former clients, as well as attorneys referring cases for professional assistance, refer many of their cases to our law firm. Such referrals are a measure of our compassion, drive, and trial competency in handling personal injury claims.

The Townsley Law Firm successfully challenges wealthy and powerful employers and insurance companies on a regular basis. Our attorneys understand what it means for poor or disadvantaged people to face seemingly unbeatable odds. But with uncompromising dedication and professional skill, our attorneys have consistently beaten those odds and brought success to our clients in and out of court.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
The personal injury attorneys at our firm have represented clients against major insurance companies and corporations like Allstate, State Farm, St. Paul, Progressive, USAA, Farm Bureau, Halliburton, Falcon Drilling, Rowan, Citgo, and Firestone. Our lawyers have successfully sued the cities of Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, and Oakdale, as well as the State of Louisiana and various agencies of the United States Government.

No client is too small or defendant too large for the Townsley Law Firm. Every right and privilege is worth defending. Clients who have been the victims of accidents on the highway, offshore, at the work site, in the hospital, on vessels, on aircraft and many other locales are able to put their lives back together because we are committed to securing justice on their behalf. We truly care about our clients and their families and understand the emotional and psychological toll that accompanies serious or life threatening injury.

Free Consultation
If you have been seriously injured and have questions about your rights, call us at 337-377-0584 or 800-216-6808, or email our office today for a FREE consultation. Our lawyers will evaluate your case, answer your questions, and help you understand your rights and options for claiming compensation from those responsible. Don't delay... If you wait, statutes may limit your options and your rights.

Rex Townsley grew up in the piney woods at the Junction Community near Merryville, Louisiana. He was brought up and inspired by his mother, Gussie Townsley, who was a widow with five children. From an early age, Rex learned of the hardships created by the wrongful death of a loved one. This led him to an appreciation of the importance of hard work, commitment, and loyalty.

Rex earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pre-Law from McNeese State University. He volunteered for military service in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Signal Corps Officer and soon achieved the rank of first Lieutenant with an honorable discharge upon completion of his military commitment. Rex was accepted into LSU Law School, where he obtained his law degree, a Doctorate in Jurisprudence in 1975.

Thus, his dream of becoming an attorney became a reality and for over 35 years, Rex has continued his commitment to fight for the rights of those in need.

He has earned a solid reputation by refusing to back down against corporations and insurance companies who seek to take advantage of those in need during times of stress and hardship, such as injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.

Rex’s legal experience with personal injury or loss, whether caused by large trucks, 18-wheelers, or the negligence of another, both on land and offshore is unparalleled. His accomplishments and reputation has earned him the respect of his fellow attorneys, achieving a peer nominated commendation attesting to his high ethical standards and professional abilities.

Rex has also received the prestigious certification of the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the state of Louisiana. His dedication and skills have led to numerous multi-million dollar resolutions, verdicts, and settlements.

Rex proudly practices law with his nephew, Todd Townsley, and Damon Beard as well as the Associates at The Townsley Law Firm in Lake Charles, Louisiana. His litigation team includes other attorneys and staff members with an emphasis on Rex’s belief that each case is different, and every client deserves the best representation and advocacy possible.

Rex and The Townsley Law Firm are actively involved in the communities of Southwest Louisiana. They are partners-in-education for schools and proud sponsors for many non-profit organizations, such as, The Children’s Museum of Lake Charles, St. Nicholas Center for children with autism, Lake Charles Civic Ballet, McNeese Banners Cultural Series, Art and Writing Programs, and youth athletics.

When Rex is not fighting for the rights of the injured he enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren at "The Old Townsley Homestead" at the Junction Community near Merryville, Louisiana.

Representative Case:

Plaintiff involved in an extremely contested seaman vs. workers compensation claim while working on the construction of the new Sabine River Bridge, between Louisiana and Texas on I-10 - He suffered fractures of left lower thoracic and upper lumbar
RECOVERY: in excess of $500,000.00
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
Maritime personal injury claim - Plaintiff was injured working on a local casino barge during construction - Cervical injuries resulted in performance of cervical discectomy and fusion
RECOVERY: in excess of $950,000.00
18 wheeler accident - female that underwent lumbar discectomy due to injuries
RECOVERY: in excess of $900,000.00
Seaman was on a lift boat when the lift boat fell causing back injuries
RECOVERY: in excess of $500,000.00
Industrial Accident at a natural 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 mild traumatic brain injury and elbow surgery
RECOVERY: 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 an single leg amputee
RECOVERY: in excess of $1,500,000.00
Seaman case - Plaintiff was cashier at 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 in the head - Suffered brain damage
RECOVERY: in excess of $14,000,000.00
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 explosion accident causing lumbar/cervical strain and mild closed head injury secondary to blast
RECOVERY: in excess of $832,875.00
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Claim - Plaintiff fell through damaged grating on offshore platform causing brain damage
RECOVERY: in excess of $8,000,000.00
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
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
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
18 wheeler struck vehicle while on Interstate - lumbar injuries
RECOVERY: in excess of $950,000.00
18 wheeler struck vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger - lumbar injuries
RECOVERY: in excess of $710,000.00
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
18 wheeler accident - cervical lumbar injuries
RECOVERY: in excess of $750,000.00
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury
Workers Compensation
Social Security
Bar Admissions
Louisiana, 1975
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1976
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Major: Pre-Law
Taught Professionalism
Honors and Awards
Super Lawyers, 2017 - 2018
Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent Peer Rating (The highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards)
Top 100 Lawyers of American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), Member
Professional Associations and Memberships
Louisiana Association of Justice, Board of Directors
American Associaton of Justice
Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
Coushatta Tribal Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association, Board of Governors
Bar Association of Fifth Federal Circuit
The National Trial Lawyers, Member
Past Employment Positions
Cox, Cox & Townsley, Partner
Pro Bono Activities
Louisiana State Bar Examiner
Million Dollar Advocates Forum  Multi Million Dollars Advocates Forum  2015 Top 100 Lawyer | ASLA Member of the National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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