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Tim has a broad commercial litigation practice and focuses on class action defense, intellectual property disputes and complex litigation. He has more than 30 years of experience prosecuting and defending actions in state and federal courts in addition to administrative hearings, regulatory enforcement proceedings and arbitrations.

A significant portion of Tim’s practice is dedicated to defending financial institutions and other companies in consumer protection, employment and other class actions. He has extensive experience in complex securities class action cases defending officers, companies and directors. In the area of intellectual property, Tim has substantial experience in disputes involving trademark, trade secret and copyright infringement.

Tim also serves in leadership position within the firm, including as co-chair of the Litigation Group, co-chair of the Professional Development Committee and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. 

He is consistently recognized by his peers in industry publications such as The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in commercial litigation, as well as banking and finance, intellectual property and securities litigation.

Professional Activities

  • ACI-NA/American Association of Airport Executives (“AAAE”) Noise Conference Planning Committee, 2022-present
  • Airports Council International - North America, Legal Affairs Committee, Member
  • Airports Council International – North America (“ACI-NA”) Legal Committee Steering Group, 2023-present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member

Community Activities

  • Camp Fire Boys & Girls
    • Central Puget Sound Council, Board Member, 1994-2000
    • Special Programs Committee, 1990-1994
    • North Branch Advisory Board, Chair, 1994-1996
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program & Volunteer 2018-present

  • St. Joseph’s Church Pastoral Council, 2005-2008

  • Wellspring Family Services (formerly Family Services of King County)
    • "Table Captain of the Year” Award, 2013



News & Insights


  • Washington, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996


  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law (with honors), 1986
  • B.A., Washington State University (summa cum laude), 1983


  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the Hon. Donald S. Voorhees and the Hon. William L. Dwyer, Law Clerk, 1986-1988

Honors & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Commercial Litigation, 2011-present
    • Litigation - Banking & Finance, 2012-present
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2012-present
    • Securities, 2012-present
  • Washington Super Lawyers list, 2023; 2002-2020
  • Best in the Business: Leading Lawyers in the Puget Sound Region,
    Seattle Business magazine 
    • Commercial Litigation, 2011-2013
    • Litigation: Banking and Finance, 2011-2013
    • Litigation: Intellectual Property, 2011-2013
    • Litigation: Regulatory Enforcement, 2013
  • 2010 Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • Nominated Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2014
  • Order of the Coif
  • Survey Editor, Washington Law Review, 1985-1986
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
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