Tim is a member of the highly prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum - membership is limited to attorneys who have won seven figure settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S lawyers are members.
After graduating law school in 2011, Tim became an Associate for MichieHamlett, PLLC and Livingston Law Firm, PLLC in Charlottesville, Virginia, where his cases included a contract dispute between pharmaceutical companies, home construction contracts, a breach of contract regarding retirees’ benefits and a dispute over real estate investment business.
In 2014, Tim moved to California and established his own practice where he has since focused on trust and estate planning, personal injury law and civil rights.
Prior to law school, Tim worked as a patent litigation paralegal Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, LLP – one of Boston’s largest firms. His background also includes clerkships for the Massachusetts Attorney General's Civil Rights Division, Alere Inc. (a publicly traded pharmaceutical company), and Lurie, Lent, & Friedman (a litigation firm in Boston, MA).
Tim graduated Harvard University cum laude in 2004 with a B.A in History. He received his J.D. (law degree) from Northeastern University, Massachusetts in 2011.
Having a lawyer who understands navigating chosen or biological family dynamics is key when preparing an estate plan. Tim began his work litigating what is charitably called “sibling divorce” but better known as the all out battles between siblings over their parents’ estates.
Tim has mostly left litigation behind and focuses instead on positive planning with a specific eye towards litigation avoidance. He works to understand his clients’ goals and help them achieve those goals through properly drafted and explained estate planning documents, and, if necessary, meetings with those who will receive the estate distributions. The idea is for your legacy to go to your loved ones rather than the Probate Court or other legal costs.
A key part of many people’s estates is the real estate they own. Tim has experience with Land Use and is able to provide his clients service related to zoning laws, legal issues with construction, and advise on real estate development (especially under California’s new land use laws meant to eliminate single family zoning). Contact Tim if you have:
He understands real estate law and requirements for permits, environmental issues, construction, and contracts.
Tim serves those who are injured through no fault of their own in accidents. His specialty within personal injury is suing government entities when their employees cause accidents in California and under the United States Federal Torts Claims Act cases. There is an old British tradition that you cannot sue the king, which continues in the United States and so there are steps to follow, which Tim can help you navigate.
Tim is a passionate and dedicated advocate of civil rights. He is a founding board member of the Virginia Equality Bar Association - Virginia’s first association of LGBTQ attorneys. He is also a member of the Los Angeles LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles County Bar Association and the LGBT Bar LA