Timothy P. Tobin

Timothy P. Tobin

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tim's approach to litigation is practical and direct. "Although I deal with some pretty complex cases, most are really about one or two issues, a fact too many lawyers lose sight of. After more than thirty-five in practice, I've found judges and juries respect lawyers who focus on what's really in dispute and not waste time on side issues."
Focusing his practice exclusively on litigation and insurance law, Tim was among the first group of attorneys to be certified as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He regularly handles cases in the areas of insurance coverage, personal injury, construction disputes, environmental damage, and contractual and other disputes.
Tim has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict, and frequently appears before the appellate courts, where he has argued several cases of national significance. He is a sought-after speaker and chairperson for legal seminars and has been an Adjunct Professor at Hamline University School of Law teaching Insurance Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Disputes
  • Environmental Damage
  • Premises Liability
  • Contractual
  • Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 98% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Litigation, Minnesota State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1981
  • Wisconsin, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude - 1981
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute

Past Employment Positions

  • Hamline University School of Law teaching Insurance Law, Adjunct Professor