Steven Townsend

Eddy Townsend Gravina & Bendik
564 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-5336
www.pghlaw.com


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.

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 I speak at seminars and continuing education symposiums to educate and update other attorneys in the ever-changing area of criminal law. In 2010, 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. I am also general counsel for several small and start-up companies. My counsel is often provided at a discounted rate in order to help facilitate and grown businesses in Pittsburgh.

When you contact my law firm for help in a criminal matter, you will meet directly with me and I will personally handle your case from start to finish. I challenge and encourage you to compare my experience and commitment to you with anyone else.

Professional Qualifications / Organizations

Criminal
Federal/State, All Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic
White Collar Crime
DUI ? Alcohol & Drugs
Tax, Mortgage, Medicare
Drug Possession and Delivery
Firearm(s)
Violent crimes such as sexual assault, robbery and homicide
Gambling

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
United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
United States District Court, Central District of Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

Allegheny County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Riverside Center for Innovation, Chair -Board of Directors
Veterans Affairs Committee
Sole and Small Firms Committee
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Faculty
Avvo
Justia
Linkedin
100 Top Trial Attorneys
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Education

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