Johari N. Townes

Johari N. Townes

Office: 310.557.9100
Direct: 310.461.3106
Fax: 310.557.9101
jtownes@dollamir.com

education

J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law

B.A., Wellesley College

experience

Associate, Sidley Austin LLP

Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing & Advocacy, USC Gould School of Law, 2011-2012

USC Law School's Public Interest Law Foundation

ACLUnext Executive Committee Board Member

JOHARI N. TOWNES has represented businesses in a wide range of complex litigation matters in state and federal court, including consumer class actions, commercial real estate litigation, breach of contract actions, fraud actions, copyright and trademark infringement actions, and defamation actions.  Her clients have included banks, traditional and online retailers, high-tech companies, institutions of higher education, and media companies.

Ms. Townes graduated from Wellesley College and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.  While at USC Law School, she was a merit scholar, chaired the Moot Court Honors Program, and served on the boards of the Public Interest Law Foundation and Black Law Students Association. She was awarded USC Law School’s Mason C. Brown Award for talent for trial work and commitment to public interest.

Ms. Townes currently serves on the board of ACLUnext, an affiliate organization of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California.

Prior to joining Doll Amir, Ms. Townes practiced in the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP.  She also has served as an adjunct professor of Legal Writing and Advocacy at USC Law. From 2008 through 2012 she was a contributing author to the “Survey of Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media,” published by the Media Law Resource Center.