Pittsburgh Attorney Steven C. Townsend

Pittsburgh attorney

Pittsburgh Attorney

My commitment to each client is simple; to obtain successful results by providing experienced, expert and personal service to clients on an individual basis.   Many of my clients come by way of referrals of clients who are familiar with this commitment and their successful results.  In the many years I have practiced criminal defense, I have effectively developed a set of strategies that has proven to be effective in my representation. 


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I am a graduate of Indiana State University (B.A. Criminal Justice) and University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., Civil Litigation Program). During law school, I clerked for both the Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office and Eddy Osterman and DeLuca.  After graduating law school and prior to becoming managing partner at Eddy DeLuca Gravina & Townsend, I worked full time as an Assistant Public Defender handling thousands of cases from arrest to verdict. 

I serve as a Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania District Court and have served in the office of Conflict Counsel Panel for Beaver County.   As a Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney, I frequently speak at seminars and continuing education symposiums to educate and update other attorneys in the ever-changing area of the law.  I’m proud I was part of the task force responsible for creating one of the country’s first ever Veteran’s Courts

Also, I am proud to be a Board Member for a nationally recognized business incubator, Riverside Center for Innovation, in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Community TV.  I am also general counsel for several small and start-up companies.  


Practice Areas:

Criminal Law

Personal Injury

Business & Commercial Litigation

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Juvenile Law

Municipal/School Law

Professional Qualifications / Organizations

  • Small Business
    • Start-up Business Planning
    • General Counsel
    • Board Adviser

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania State Courts, Trial & Appellate
  • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • The United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., Civil Litigation Certificate – 2002
  • Indiana State University, Bachelor of Arts – 1999


When you contact my law firm, you will meet directly with me and I will personally handle your case from start to finish.  


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“Our growth is the result of a deliberate strategy to meet our clients’ need for coordinated, high-quality legal representation in a changing economy.” Our success has been the result of:

A constant, unrelenting focus on the needs of our clients.
A belief in the strength of a team-based approach to the delivery of our services.
A commitment to excellence and to constantly seeking better ways to serve our clients. An atmosphere that fosters creative and innovative thinking.