Mr. Townsley received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Ilinois and a Juris Doctor Degree from John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and before the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is a member of the Vermilion County Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association and has served as City Attorney for the City of Danville.
As a member of the Vermilion County, Seventh Circuit, Illinois State, Townsley is also active in several civic organizations. In the past, he has served as Board President of the Vermilion Area Health Advocates, and currently serves as Secretary. In addition, Townsley is part of the Danville Polyclinic Home Health Care Committee, and has served for 10 years as a Board Member of the Danville YMCA.