Nancy J. Townsend
Nancy J. Townsend has wide experience in state and federal courts at all levels, beginning with her service as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in 1985. She has over 20 years’ business and commercial experience in the northwest Indiana legal community and previously represented large corporate clients and government agencies in banking litigation, through her practice with the national firm of Hopkins & Sutter (now merged with Foley & Lardner).
Ms. Townsend provides legal services to employers and human resource departments to devise and implement employment policies, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, and employer handbooks that comply with federal and state law, defend litigation, government investigations, and employee disputes, and counsel and train on wage and hour and discrimination matters. She also assists businesses, banks, and other commercial enterprises to enforce their rights as creditors, including commercial foreclosure, collection, and related litigation.
Ms. Townsend graduated from Notre Dame Law School, where she studied as a White Scholar and an editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. She received her bachelor’s degree from Marian University in Indianapolis, where she earned the Outstanding Senior Award in each of her two majors, Business Administration and Psychology. A northwest Indiana native, she proudly graduated from Lake Central High School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Lake Central Scout. She is admitted to practice in Indiana, Illinois, and Texas and nearly all of the federal and state courts in those jurisdictions. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, and the Notre Dame Clubs of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
Ms. Townsend has enjoyed learning, growing, and laughing in the good company of her five children. Many of her weekends now find her with time for running, reading, cooking, or boarding the South Shore to enjoy sites from the beaches of Beverly Shores to a picnic at the Grant Park Music Festival.
Notre Dame Law School, 1985
Marian University, Indianapolis, 1982
B.A. Business Administration and
Other Court Admissions
Northern District of Indiana
Southern District Court of Indiana
Northern District of Illinois
Central District of Illinois
Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Northern District of Oklahoma
United States Court of Federal Claims
Northern District of Indiana Bankruptcy
Central District of Illinois Bankruptcy