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Travis Townsend

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Travis T. Townsend Jr. was honored in March 2010 by being included in the Who's Who of Black Atlanta, a list the mayor of Atlanta was also included in. He was also presented with the Atlanta Urban League's 2009 Heineken Rising Star Award for Outstanding Service in the Community.

Travis T. Townsend Jr. is a man in his own lane. Since he graduated from high school he has been on a non stop train towards success, only coming up for air when he is actively changing his community. Growing up in a low income one parent house hold, Travis knew he wanted more. He beat the odds that were heavily stacked against his and he came out a winner. Travis is one of the few corporate powerhouses who's main goal is the impact he is making in the lives of others. Since completing his Law degree from University of Michigan Travis has worked for the most prestigious law firms in the country. Travis has moved up the corporate ladder faster than most of his peers due to his forward-thinking and ability to bring in new business and meet his firm's bottom line. Travis and two colleagues recently opened up their own firm and a well known law publication titled a recent article as "Ex Big Law Associates Launch Small Business Firm" ( http://legalindustry.law360.com//articles/159756) Travis Townsend is the firmís Managing Partner and a corporate and securities attorney who balances a commitment to helping his clients grow with providing dedicated service to a number of Atlanta-area community organizations.

Travis is indeed at the forefront of change by launching his small business firm. Most businesses in the U.S. are small to mid size operations, and even large companies are starting to look at alternative legal service providers. Travis leverages his technology know how by using an intrafirm online communication system that will allow for real time document transfer from clients. This is something most firms wouldn't even think of. Travis continues to stay at the forefront of business, technology and community activism. His firm recently formed a strategic alliance with one of the biggest firms in the country, Womble Carlyle and received quite a buzz (http://atlanta.citybizlist.com/yourcitybiznews/detail.aspx?id=70849). This alliance shows that Travis is admired, respected and trusted in his industry.

Travis not only is he a high powered attorney and community activist, he is also an accomplished author. He co-authored "When The Cop's Come Knocking" an illustrative guide to dealing with law enforcement and how to keep teens out of the system. (www.copscomeknockin.com). Travis has spoken at events with Al Sharpton and many other prestigious conferences to promote his book. He has been on talk shows, radio shows and in the schools teaching kids about criminal law. He recently spoke at Northern Kentucky University to the students about his book.

When not in the office and on the road promoting his book, Travis is committed to community service. He serves as a Big Brother to a young boy through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta and is the Vice President of the Atlanta Urban League Young Professionals. Travis is the Vice President and Board Member of M.E.N.S. Wear, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide life skills and employment training to urban men and male youths. Travis has also provided pro bono work for the Georgia Innocence Project. Travis was honored with one of the most prestigious honors in the city of Atlanta making the same list as the new mayor Kasim Reid, The Who's Who in Black Atlanta 12th edition, 2010. He was awarded the Atlanta Urban League's 2009 Heineken Rising Star Award for Outstanding Service in the Community.
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