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 nearly thirty years 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, construction disputes, environmental damage, premises liability, 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. Tim is an Adjunct Professor at Hamline University School of Law teaching Insurance Law.
State of Minnesota
State of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1981: William Mitchell College of Law
Bachelor of Arts, 1977: University of Minnesota
Minnesota State Bar Association
Wisconsin State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advoctaes
Defense Research Institute