William L. Townsley, III
Firm: Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C.
Address: 301 N. Main, Suite 1900
Wichita, KS 67202
Membership: Wichita and Kansas Bar Associations; Kansas Association of Defense Counsel; Kansas Trial Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute.
University: University of Kansas, B.G.S., 1985, Washburn University of Topeka, J.D., with honors, 1989
Admitted: 1989, Kansas
Biography: Bill Townsley was born in Great Bend, Kansas. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 1985 and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Washburn University in 1989. While at Washburn, he served as the managing editor of the Washburn Law Journal, was a member of the national moot court team, and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. He was admitted to the Kansas bar and joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C. in 1989.Mr. Townsley's practice focuses on resolution of complex disputes, primarily concerning personal injuries. He represents employers, insurance carriers and their insureds in both workers compensation and tort claim issues. He has successfully concluded hundreds of matters and has achieved favorable results before the appellate courts in Kansas including the Kansas Supreme Court.Having litigated cases across Kansas, Mr. Townsley has been recognized by his peers as a Best Lawyer (US News & World Report) in workers compensation and insurance law, as a Top Corporate Counsel in workers compensation and as a Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyer.Mr. Townsley is a member of the Wichita Bar Association (past President), Kansas Bar Association (past President of Insurance Section and Litigation Section), American Bar Association (Workers Compensation Committee of Tort and Labor Sections), Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Governors), and Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court (past President). He also serves the Wichita Bar Foundation (Board of Governors) and the Kansas Bar Foundation (Trustee).Mr. Townsley has been married for 29 years and is the father of four children. He supports Wichita activities and events including the Wichita River Festival. .