Tim is a trial lawyer with extensive courtroom experience in multi-week trials. His practice ranges from the defense of medical malpractice claims to representing both plaintiffs and defendants in insurer bad faith, insurance coverage, employment, product liability, injunctive relief, and equine law cases, among others.
Tim is licensed to practice in Washington and Oregon, and represents clients in both state and federal courts. As a plaintiff’s attorney, he has assisted in cases achieving multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements, including the $15.5 million verdict in Federici v. U-Haul et al., and the $12.95 million bad faith settlement in Howard v. Royal Specialty Underwriting, Inc. As a defense attorney, he has obtained defense verdicts, dismissals, and favorable settlements for clients including health care providers, employers, universities, product manufacturers, and insurance companies.
Tim was named to the Washington Super Lawyers list for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; named to the Washington Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012; and received the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Outstanding Litigation Associate Award for 2006. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Tim was a professor of political philosophy and argumentation at Western Washington University, as well as the director of the university’s debate program. During law school, Tim served as a Rule 9 Attorney for the Whatcom County Public Defender.
University of Washington School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2004
University of Washington Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
Member, Moot Court Honor Board: First Place and Best Speaker
2002 1L Competition Finalist and Best Speaker
2004 2L/3L Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition
Invited Member, National Order of Barristers
Teaching Fellow, Basic Legal Skills
Boston University, A.B.D., Political Philosophy, 1986
President’s Ph.D. Fellowship, 1984
Western Washington University, M.A. with distinction, Political Science, 1983