Steven C. Townsend

Steven C. Townsend, Esquire

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Steve Townsend

Attorney Steve Townsend

Steven C. Townsend is a graduate of Indiana State University (B.A. Criminal Justice) and University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., Civil Litigation Program). He serves as a Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania District Court and was a member of the Conflict Attorney Panel for Beaver County.He is a speaker and instructor for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Criminal Law Update, which is held each year to inform update and inform other members of the bar of recent and important changes in criminal law and he serves on the Veteran’s Court Task Force.

He practices in many areas of law with an emphasis in Federal and State Criminal Law and Oil & Gas Litigation. Mr. Townsend is owner and co-founder of ShaleAdvice, LLC, dedicated to representing Landowners exclusively.

He practices in the following areas of law:

  • Criminal,
    • Federal/State, DUI, All Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic
    • White Collar Crime,
    • Tax, Mortgage, Medicare
  • Civil Litigation,
    • Federal/State
    • Civil Rights
    • Personal Injury
  • Wills / Powers of Attorney
    • Trusts/Estates
    • Business Formation
    • Family
  • Oil / Gas
  • Landloard / Tenant

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Riverside Center for Innovation, Board Member
  • Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Sole and Small Firms Committee
  • Family Law Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Faculty
  • Avvo Rated
  • Justia
  • Linked In


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

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A belief in the strength of a team-based approach to the delivery of our services.
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