Cokinos Young, P.C.
Roger Townsend handles appellate matters in appellate courts throughout the United States and assists trial lawyers with legal issues. He also manages complex civil litigation. With 36 years of experience, he has learned to handle matters effectively and efficiently, always putting the client's goals first.
Roger’s diverse, national practice includes virtually every type of civil appeal, ranging from antitrust to zoning and all subjects in between. He is a noted expert in energy, oil and gas, contracts, fraud, and business torts. His experience on the Pennzoil v. Texaco, Exxon Valdez, and South Texas Nuclear Project cases taught him how to handle the “monster” appeal. His four decades of experience have included managing complex litigation and presenting complex legal issues to trial courts. Roger has taught appellate advocacy at law schools, as well as taught legal writing at law firms, and demonstrated oral arguments for the State Bar of Texas as a recognized “Master.” He has written numerous of articles, papers, and book chapters, as well as edited two books on appellate practice and advocacy.
Having begun his practice as a trial lawyer with 30 jury verdicts, Roger not only knows his way around the courtroom, but also brings his tenacious advocacy to his appellate work. Many of those trials involved construction litigation and architect/engineer malpractice.