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Zachary Townsend

A New Path Forward - Attorney Zach Townsend - Pro Legal Care LLC

The founding attorney of Pro Legal Care LLC is Zachary Townsend, who started the law firm based on principles of protecting your rights and giving back to the community. Zachary Townsend is an experienced litigator, who is respected as a published author and a leading voice in his field. Zachary Townsend’s work has appeared in local and national publications and has been cited as authoritative. Attorney Townsend is known for applying creative solutions to resolve complex problems.


Zachary Townsend was a competitive member of the Debate Society as a student, and he served on the executive board of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Attorney Zachary Townsend was also a clerk for the judges of Illinois’ 15th Judicial Circuit before practicing law, and he was an editor on Law Review of Northern Illinois University, College of Law. Zachary Townsend became licensed to practice law in Illinois in 2011 and Wisconsin in 2012.

Attorney Townsend’s focus started in the field of family law, and he has since expanded into the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. Attorney Zachary Townsend is an experienced lawyer who provides only the highest quality professional legal care to each of his clients. Attorney Townsend was born and raised in northern Illinois, where he still resides with his wife and daughter.

Community Involvement

Attorney Townsend is proud of the Rockford region and eager to serve those organizations that strive for constant improvements. Townsend serves on the board of directors of Family Counseling Services, Rockford’s oldest sliding-scale mental health service provider.

Zachary Townsend Publications

Georgetown University
Procreative Sex and Same Sex Parents, 13 Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law 591 (2012) (with Jeffrey A. Parness).

University of Utah
The Price of Pleasure: Children Hurt Too, 14 University of Utah Journal of Law and Family Studies 245 (2012) (with Jeffrey A. Parness).

University of Toledo
Legal Paternity (and Other Parenthood) after Lehr and Michael H., 43 University of Toledo Law Rev. 225 (2011) (with Jeffrey A. Parness).

University of Baltimore
For Those Not John Edwards: More and Better Paternity Acknowledgments At Birth, 40 University of Baltimore Law Review 53 (2010) (with Jeffrey A. Parness).

DuPage County Bar Association
The Drug Asset Forfeiture Procedure Act of Illinois Is Inconsistent With The Proportionate Penalties Clause of The Illinois Constitution, DuPage County Bar Association Brief, July 2010, at 44.

Kane County Bar Association Bar
To Admit or Not to Admit: Evidence of Cannabis Consumption, Kane County Bar Association Bar Briefs, March 2011, at 7.

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