Clay M. Townsend: The great American author, Henry Thoreau, once said. “It takes two to speak the truth-one to speak, another to hear”. For over twenty years spent in courtrooms around this state and the country, I have felt it is my calling to speak the truth for those that need to be heard.

Clay Townsend was born in Jackson, MS, July 12, 1955. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1983; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Clay has recently merged his practice with the Business Trial Group at Morgan & Morgan, P.A., where Clay will be working with Tucker Byrd, formerly with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, to expand the Business Trial Group.

Clay was raised in Orlando, Florida and graduated from Boone High School in 1973. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1978, cum laude, and from the University of Florida Law School, cum laude, in 1982. Clay also studied English common law at St. Edmonds Hall, Oxford University, England in 1979. Clay founded Townsend's Fish House and Tavern, a restaurant and night club, which he owned and operated from 1980 - 2000. He also developed historic Townsend's Plantation in Apopka, Florida, the site of numerous outdoor music festivals featuring national acts. Clay formed the law firm of Griffin, Morgan, Linder and Townsend, P.A. in 1985 with John Morgan, and is presently of counsel to Morgan and Morgan, P.A for many years...Read More


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Clay M. Townsend, P.A.
Attorney at Law

20 North Orange Avenue, 10th Floor
Orlando, Florida 32801
tel (407) 418-2075
direct line (407) 719-9866
fax (407) 425-8171

Of counsel to Morgan & Morgan.
Featured Case:

The New Rear Window Case

Superior Court of the State of California The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust v. NBC Universal, Inc.; General Electric Company; Vivendi Universal Entertainment, LLLP; Universal Pictures Company Inc.; Universal City Studios, LLP; Universal Studios, Inc. (formerly MCA, Inc.); Universal City Development Partners, Ltd.; Universal Studios International, B.V.; Universal Pictures International Germany, GmbH; Universal Pictures International Austria; Universal Pictures International Belgium, SNC; and Universal Pictures

On October 28, 2010, the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust filed suit against NBC Universal, Inc., Universal Studios, the Estate of Alfred Hitchcock, and related entities for breach of license agreements entered into in 1991 and 1992 pursuant to which Abend permitted the continued distribution of Hitchcock’s Rear Window film. The complaint contains five counts [1] Breach Of Contract; [2] Breach Of Covenant Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing; [3] Unfair Competition In Violation Of California Business And Professions Code §17200, et seq.; [4] Accounting; and [5] Inducement Of Breach Of Contract (Pled Alternatively).